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Archives for May 2013

Itching From Allergies

Itching From AllergiesItching is perhaps the most commonly found symptom of an allergy. Sufferers of an allergy may find their skin becoming itchy after coming into contact with their allergen – whether this be a certain food, dust mites, pollen, central heating or even jewellery. Itching usually occurs on the outer skin such as on the arms or legs, but can also occur internally such as in the mouth or ears.

So, yes, we know that Itching From Allergies is a common occurrence, but why does it happen?

Why do allergies cause itching?

Now for the scientific part…

When an allergy sufferer is exposed to a substance they are allergic to, the body responds by producing vast amounts of antibodies. These antibodies then aim to locate any molecules of the allergen within the body’s bloodstream and remove them by transferring them to the body’s mast cells. This process causes histamine to be released into the body. When histamine is released in large amounts such as this it can cause some body tissue to become inflamed and, therefore, itchy.

What are the dangers of Itching From Allergies?

While it may be the instinctive response when we have an itch, excessive scratching can cause the skin to damage and break, even sometimes bleed.

When the skin is broken, an environment is provided where micro-organisms can flourish, meaning both bacterial and viral infections could occur.

If the skin is broken from scratching then the skin is vulnerable to a bacterium named Staphylococcus Aureus infecting the skin or catching contagious viral infections such as cold sores. Ouch!

How can I treat it?

Keeping your skin completely away from any potential allergens is, of course, ideal but unfortunately not always possible.

The best thing you can possibly do is try to keep Itching From Allergies under control. This means an effective, natural emollient should be applied on a daily basis to calm symptoms.

The Syrinx Za Emollient is a natural chemical-free emollient containing Zander and Argan Oil, ingredients that are able to work together to draw impurities from the skin and relieve inflammation and itchy skin. It uses the ancient healing powers of Sapropel and Argan to soothe and rehydrate the skin, while removing any toxins.
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Dry Hair in Pregnancy

Syrinx Za Hair and ScalpUnfortunately, not all changes to your body in pregnancy are particularly welcome. Excessive dry hair can be one of these changes, which can worsen due to unhealthy practices in your daily routine and a lack of the usual nutrients that keep your hair healthy. However, by understanding your hair’s needs during pregnancy you can avoid the problems associated with Dry Hair in Pregnancy.

What causes Dry Hair in Pregnancy?

The problem of dry hair during pregnancy usually comes through the second trimester as the influx of hormonal activity kicks in and can even occur in hair that had never actually experienced dryness before. For hair that was already dry previously, pregnancy may exacerbate their problem and they may experience excessively dry hair during gestation.

An increase in hair growth is also a side effect of pregnancy thanks to the intense hormonal changes, scalp hair also thickens and facial hair can increase. This excessive hair becomes more vulnerable to drying out. A pregnant woman may feel the urge to bathe more for relaxation purposes, meaning the hair may become excessively washed, therefore stripping it of its natural oils and leaving it dehydrated.

How can I treat it?

To remedy Dry Hair in Pregnancy try using an all-natural shampoo, conditioner and prewash that are mild and help lessen the amount of natural oils stripped from your hair.

The Syrinx Za Scalp Combo is an ideal three piece natural hair and scalp treatment formulated to treat the symptoms of dry hair, and is completely safe to use during pregnancy.

The Conditioner is particularly effective in treating dry hair when used in conjunction with the Prewash and Shampoo. It has an instantaneous effect on the condition of the hair which means results can be seen (and felt) straight away. It provides the hair with intense moisture and hydration, giving it strength and lustre. Its key hydrating, natural ingredient Sapropel soothes and replenishes the hair and gives it the vitamins and minerals it needs to be restored to its optimum health.

After using the prewash and shampooing, always use the moisturising conditioner to help replenish any lost oil from the wash. Perform this hair care routine only twice or three times a week to lessen dryness from excessive washing.
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Tried and Tested Natural Wart Treatment

Natural Products for WartsThe common wart known as Verruca vulgaris is usually a small raised rough lump found on your hands or feet but can appear anywhere on your skin.

Unlike other skin problems such as eczema which are not contagious, Warts are contagious: so much so that you can become infected just through touch.

Why do I have warts?

Warts are caused by a viral infection which is from one of the human papillomaviruses. This makes them easily transferred from person to person and as we said before even from objects or floors.

Warts are very common, and not just found on the end of a witch’s nose in fairy tales. They are especially common in children, where they can come and go without treatment.

Other warts are more persistent and can stay around for years or even spread to different parts of your body. They can become unsightly or just really annoying.

Tried and Tested Natural Wart Treatment

Some treatments involve burning or freezing the wart off with chemicals; however Syrinx Za has a tried and tested natural treatment regime for warts which is 100% Natural and won’t harm the rest of your skin.

Through many in-house and independent tests and trials we have found that using the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar and the Moisturising Therapy Balm together is an effective treatment to remove many types of warts. Our key ingredient Zander mixed with tea tree oil thoroughly and deeply cleanses the skin to remove impurities allowing the immune system to work its magic and let the wart release its hold.

Natural Wart Treatment Regime

Morning –
When washing your hands with the Syrinx Za Deep Therapy Bar create a thick lather with the soap; scrub the lather into your wart/s and surrounding areas, and rinse off. Then using the remaining lather, vigorously rub into your warts but do not rinse this time – leave it there for the day. Once the lather is dry you cannot see it and it doesn’t feel uncomfortable at all.

Throughout the day rub in the Moisturising Therapy Balm for added attack.

Evening –
Repeat as above but leave the lather on overnight.

You will notice a difference within 2 weeks but be patient for as removal can take from 4 to 8 weeks of the continued Natural Wart Treatment.
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Tried and Tested Natural Dermatitis Treatment

Chronic DermatitisThe word dermatitis comes from the Greek word Derma, which means skin inflammation.

Although there are many types of dermatitis all with very different symptoms and causes they all have typical characteristics such as dry itchy skin, redness, swelling and lesions, all of which can benefit from our natural dermatitis treatment.

Causes of Dermatitis

With contact dermatitis the cause is usually but not always an allergy to certain household products, various substances or chemicals or dyes – such as soaps and cleaning products, metals, fabrics or cosmetic ingredients including fragrances.

Simply avoiding the offending allergens could clear up your dermatitis. However it is very difficult to find out which substance is causing the irritation.

For instance – Parabens, which are best avoided, are in many cosmetic, skin care and body products usually as a preservative and are sometimes called; Methyl, butly, propyl or ethyl, which can be very confusing and difficult to avoid.

Treatments for Dermatitis

Steroids are often given as a treatment for dermatitis – Steroids have varying strengths and side effects. Never ever borrow someone else’s steroid cream, they are prescribed by a doctor for your particular skin condition and location.

Long term use of steroids is not good for the skin, possibly causing either a secondary infection, skin bruising , thinning or scarring and is only a short term remedy which some believe the skin can get addicted to.

Natural Dermatitis Treatment

Syrinx ZA has a range of natural products that are tried and tested on sufferers themselves to determine the effectiveness and to confirm that there are no irritants.

Love your products. I cannot tell you what it means to find a product that gives me and my 4 year old son great results on our dry, patchy and itchy skin. It’s been less than two weeks since I made my first order and I would like to place another order again today, but this time for the larger size.

It is so good to see my son is not scratching his arms and legs and as for myself I’m feeling very positive about my skin for the first time in, say over 20 years.
Like many other people in the world I have tried numerous products, always looking for something that is actually natural and effective, but nothing can compare to the results I’ve obtained with your products.
Thank you for caring about people like me with skin problems.

A testimonial from one very happy customer that has used our tried and tested treatments. Check out www.Syrinxza.com for further testimonials.

Our Natural Dermatitis Treatment consists of our Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar, Ultra-sensitive Therapy Cream and Moisturising Therapy Balm – Dermatitis Treatment regime

 

Tried and Tested Treatment for Allergic Skin

Skin AllergiesMany people suffer with skin allergies and never know the cause. It can be that you are allergic to a type of food, pet, plants, harsh soaps or even something in the environment and because it is difficult to find the reason for these outbreaks it’s also difficult to find treatment for allergic skin.

Allergic skin may be labeled as; hives, allergic eczema, atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, you will usually find that your skin may be itchy, red and inflamed.

How Allergies Work

It can be that when you skin touch a certain object, animal or substance you have a reaction, this is because the body or the immune system is confused and believes this certain object to be a threat to you. So your body over reacts by sending out chemicals or hormones to combat the threat, but as you are not actually in danger, this defense just ends up affecting your skin and creates this allergic reaction.

How to find out why you have a skin allergy

You can visit the doctor and he will send you to a specialist where they will do allergy tests to try to determine why you are repeatedly getting rashes or having symptoms of allergic skin. Or if you have some idea, you can just remove the items from your diet or try not to touch or come into contact with whatever you think is causing the problem.

Keep a note book and list things that you came into contact with before each attack.

Or better still you can fight back before it happens by using our tried and tested treatment for allergic skin.

Natural tried and tested treatment for skin allergies

Syrinx Za Products are not only tested on humans by our researchers, they are independently clinically tested. However although our products always go through extensive trials, we never ever have or will test on animals.

We also use feedback from our customers to show just how well the products work.

For many years I have suffered with an allergic skin reaction on my face and forehead when coming into contact with Dogs. Since using the therapy balm soap from Syrinx ZA I no longer suffer from the condition. Thanks Syrinx team – I can now enjoy pets without fear of irritation.

How to treat allergic skin.

Replace your usual soap with the Syrinx Za Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar.

The Therapy bar will give your skin a deep clean removing all traces of toxins, whilst also acting as an antiseptic, moisturising and purifying the skin.

When showering or bathing make a thick lather and rub into the skin, leaving for a few minutes before washing off, this will allow the Zander or sapropel (a nutrient rich mud from Latvia that actually boosts the skins own immune system) to work.

Then apply the Skin Revitaliser and Moisturiser, morning and night to give 24 hour protection.

With skin allergens all around us we find this is the best Treatment for Allergic Skin and that’s not just us blowing our own trumpet, customers have told us it works and tests have proved it too.

Try it and let us know how you got on.

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Summer Acne

acne and stressIt is irony at its best – Summer Acne. As soon as you desperately want to bare your skin, pimples and acne appear as if out of nowhere at all.

Yes, generally speaking the sun usually does actually help heal acne but for some sufferers the condition worsens, this could be because you suffer from sun sensitivity. This means that your acne may be an abnormal reaction to sunlight thanks to the sensitivity levels of your skin.

Possible reasons for Summer Acne

Suffering with acne in the summer can be managed but is not too common, so it is worth considering some of the possible reasons for your condition.

Sun Allergies
You may well be misinterpreting your acne for an allergic reaction to the sun. Sun allergies can mean that sufferers have symptoms such as tiny red bumps on the skin that are very easy to mistake for acne. Consult your local GP to find out if this is a possibility for your skin.

Harsh Treatment
If you are on acne medication, there’s a chance this could be what is causing your acne to worsen under the sunlight. Tretinoin, found in many acne medications, is able to increase a sensitivity to the sun, as well as tazartoene, adapalene and azelic acid. Antibiotics to treat acne are also thought to increase sun sensitivity.

Consult your GP to discuss any potential links between your medication and sun sensitivity, but you may want to try alternative products. Opt for an all-natural treatment such as the Syrinx Za Therapy Bar to effectively treat your acne without any risk of adverse side effects or skin sensitivity.

Your Skincare Regime

Preventing clogged pores is a great way to keep acne at bay, so ensure you are regularly exfoliating and keeping oily skin under control by using the right products.

The Syrinx Za Therapy Bar is a great choice for acne treatment as it can exfoliate the skin while detoxifying the skin of any impurities that may be causing your Summer Acne, as well as being extremely effective in reducing symptoms of oily skin. It contains only natural ingredients as well so you can feel safe in the knowledge your skin is under no risk of adverse side effects.

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What to use for Dry Hair

What to use for dry hairDry hair is a very common problem that affects many of us. It can make otherwise wonderful hair have a dry, straw like texture to it that lacks shine and lustre. Dry dull, lifeless, rough hair that can be very (VERY) frizzy leads to the risk of hair breakage, split ends and eventual hair loss.

Dry hair which can be caused by adequate sebaceous oils on the scalp can also lead to Dandruff, so deciding What to use for Dry Hair is very important!

Why do I have Dry Hair

Don’t beat yourself up too much – dry hair is, more often than not, mostly down to your genes. Many of us inherit dry hair from our parents although this is not recognisable from birth. You may find your hair becomes drier as you get older which is perfectly natural.

Dying, bleaching, tinting or perming our hair are big factors when considering why it is you may have dry hair as they are very effective in draining the hair of all moisture. However, your hair does not necessarily need to be chemically treated to suffer with dry hair – many of us that have never touched a hair dye box still have to deal with the condition.

Same goes for straighteners, curlers and blow dryers – massive moisture absorbers, leaving the hair rather frazzled. The sun and salt wind are also big culprits of dry hair.

How to treat Dry Hair

Okay so of course you can just stop using hair dryers and chemical treatments on your hair in order to reduce your dry hair, but really this is a tad unrealistic and definitely unnecessary.

A good shampoo and hydrating conditioner are essential when treating dry hair. Choose a conditioner that can reinstall moisture back into your hair and provide it with the nourishment it needs and over time you will see amazing results – promise!

Working from the inside out can be very beneficial so drinking plenty of water and sticking to a healthy diet and exercise regime is highly advisable when keeping dry hair at bay. Replace hot curlers with rollers, blow drying with natural drying when possible and even watch how tough you’re being on your hair when brushing it. You’ll be shocked at what a difference it can make.

Our recommendations

Deciding What to Use for Dry Hair can be quite tricky thanks to all the false promises of many products and harmful side effects that come with many of them. Luckily for you though, the answer is finally here.

The Syrinx Za Scalp Combo is an excellent three piece natural hair and scalp treatment formulated to treat the symptoms of dry hair and even dry scalp problems.

The Conditioner is particularly effective in treating dry hair when used in conjunction with the Prewash and Shampoo. It has an instantaneous effect on the condition of the hair which means results can be seen (and felt) straight away. It provides the hair with intense moisture and hydration, giving it strength and lustre. Its key hydrating, natural ingredient Sapropel soothes and replenishes the hair and gives it the vitamins and minerals it needs to be restored to its optimum health.

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Warts on the Face

Deep Cleansing Therapy BarFacial warts. Let’s be honest, no-one wants them. But unfortunately, many of us do and so it is crucial to find out exactly how to treat them.

Warts on the Face are normally flat and pink but can range in size and colour. They form in clusters, are highly contagious, and spread very quickly. They are usually benign and pose no threat to a sufferer’s health, neither do they usually cause them much pain, but they are often a massive cause for embarrassment and can cause serious self-confidence issues.

What causes facial warts?

Warts on the Face are caused by the HPV virus (human papillomavirus) entering the skin through a cut, which can then cause a rapid growth of cells to form on the skin, also known as a wart.

The HPV can be contracted from someone already carrying it as it is contagious. So, yes, warts are indirectly contagious, so avoiding sharing things such as towels, clothes and makeup with a sufferer is highly advisable. The forehead and face are the most prime spots for flat warts as they are moist and warm, which the HPV thrives on.

If you already have a wart on your hands (the most common area to have a wart) then you can cause yourself facial warts by touching or scratching your face. It really is as easy as that so you must be very careful and prompt when treating your warts.

How to get rid of them at home

Of course you could always visit a doctor to discuss having your warts surgically removed, but this is by no means affordable and can be quite a risky option. Luckily, there are safe and effective products available that you can use at home to remove Warts on the Face.

The Syrinx ZA Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar is able to effectively reduce both the appearance and any associated pain of warts.

It’s a cold processed, all natural soap that cleans the skin by drawing out heavy metals and impurities, freeing the immune system to use its natural defences against warts and other infections. Due to its natural properties, the bar is very safe to use and is unlikely to provoke adverse reactions in sensitive skin as normal soaps might.

See our Wart and Verruca Removal page to learn more about how we can help your condition.

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Dry Skin in the Summer

Dry Skin in the SummerNow, there is no denying that longer, warmer days are a very welcome change to the, let’s face it, horrendous cold weather we have had to suffer with this winter (and spring!), but with summer comes the unfortunate risk factor for skin.

We’re afraid to admit the sun isn’t all fun and tans. It very often comes at quite a cost for our skin. Sunburn is the most well-known skin condition that appears thanks to the summer sun, but how much do you know about getting Dry Skin in the Summer?

Why does the Summer cause Dry Skin?

Exposing your skin to the sun’s harsh UV rays can cause an array of issues for your skin.

The skin is our body’s largest organ and so it is crucial we treat it with the care it needs during high temperature seasons.

High temperatures are a major part of summer that can be held responsible for the onset of Dry Skin in the Summer. Heat can dehydrate the skin and cause dry skin conditions such as eczema in the form of red pus-filled spots or even blistering, irritated, inflamed patches of skin. Ouch!

If summer brings on elements of high humidity then this can also bring on dry skin problems. Sweat may be a natural cool-down for the body but the salty properties of sweat can dehydrate the skin and cause it to become irritated and very, very itchy.

Exposing the skin to direct sunlight is a cause of dry skin in any climate.  The heat of the sun dries out the skin by reducing the natural oils in the skin, leaving it very dehydrated and in need of moisture.

How to treat Summer Dry Skin

Okay, so we know it is going to be pretty impossible to completely avoid this summer’s much-needed sunshine, so we’re not even going to suggest that as a way to treat Dry Skin in the Summer

You could try washing your skin twice daily with the Syrinx Therapy Bar and lukewarm water to remove perspiration and cool down the skin. Avoid using hot water, as this will increase dryness and skin irritation.

Syrinx Za Hydrating Balm and Ultra-Sensitive Cream are both designed to hydrate dry, cracked skin, leaving it rehydrated and moisturised. Everyone’s skin is different so why not try both to find which works best for you? Alternate between using the balm and the cream twice a day and see results in just two weeks.

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