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Archives for July 2013

Eczema on the Scalp

eczema on the scalpEczema on the scalp can be embarrassing and irritating for sufferers. It can look like what most people recognise as dandruff especially when flakes appear on your clothes. Although dandruff usually has white dry flakes, scalp eczema can have greasy yellowish flakes and is very itchy. It is said that 50% of people that have eczema suffer from scalp eczema, that is a lot of people. So if this is you, remember you are not alone. Read on if you want to stop hiding under the hat.

Scalp Eczema Treatment

Although scalp eczema is virtually the same as skin eczema, it’s harder to treat as you cannot comfortably put creams and lotions in your hair, unless you shave your head. With this thought in mind Syrinx Za introduced a breakthrough scalp treatment therapy that has all the great ingredients from the skincare range, including Zander which is highly moisturising and moisture retentive and just superb for these hair and scalp problems.

It’s good to remember that the Syrinx Za hair and scalp treatment products are specifically designed for conditions such as extremely dry damaged hair, dry scalp, dandruff, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema on the scalp and even cradle cap. The scalp treatments will deeply cleanse and moisturise the scalp whilst reducing swelling and irritation, also strengthening the hair, preventing breakage to create a beautiful condition.

What causes scalp eczema

Some people believe that you get dandruff or scalp eczema because you wash your hair too often or that you don’t wash it enough, well this is a myth, its just not true.   The same as with “normal” eczema no one really knows for certain what the causes are –  its very difficult to pinpoint but it can be due to; hormones, stress, toxins or a fungus.

Scalp Treatment Routine

There is no cure for scalp conditions such as scalp eczema but you can normalise the scalp condition by regularly following this scalp treatment regime using Syrinx Za’s Hair and Scalp products

  • First, wet the hair and lightly towel dry.
  • Massage the pre-wash scalp reviver into the scalp, working it through to the ends.
  • Leave to soak in to the scalp for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water, not hot as this will irritate the scalp.
  • Then shampoo and condition the hair with the Syrinx shampoo/hair cleanser and the moisture rich conditioner as you would normally.

You can wash your hair as often as you like with the shampoo and conditioner but make sure that you use the pre-wash once or twice a week.

You should notice a great improvement in the overall condition of the hair and see the difference with the eczema on the scalp within a short time.


Callus Treatment

callus treatmentA callus is an area of flat, hard skin, often yellowing in colour. They are usually found on feet or hands and can be painful, uncomfortable or unsightly, causing stress to the sufferer; which is a good reason to need a natural callus treatment.

Calluses can be very annoying but don’t be tempted to cut or overly scrub the skin, this can damage the skin; causing pain, discomfort and even scarring, the best treatment is a natural skincare routine.


What causes calluses?

A callus is usually formed due to continued pressure or friction to the same area of skin. This hard skin can develop anywhere on the body that is under repeated friction.

Calluses are quite normal especially if you are an active person, certain jobs, hobbies or sports are notorious for causing calluses. Calluses are typically found on bodybuilder’s hands, labourer’s hands or on the feet of long distance walkers or joggers especially if they have loose fitting footwear. Even the repeated use of flip-flops can cause a callus between the toes, and the list goes on.

Here we are talking about getting rid of calluses but did you know that some people actually pay money for equipment to make this hard skin, such as guitar players, the hard skin enables them to play the guitar without pain, as the callus protects the skin, which is in fact the whole purpose of the callus.

How can Syrinx Za Help?

With many types of hard, dry skin – all that is needed is a little love and care, sadly there isn’t a quick cure out there, you have to work at making your skin smooth and soft again. However with the valuable natural ingredients that are included in the Syrinx Za Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar and the Derma Protector, calluses can be just a bad dream.

Callus Treatment

The best way to treat calluses is to first remove the cause of the rubbing or pressure and then to set yourself a regular skincare routine.

I should warn you, this isn’t going to be an overnight solution, it may take a few weeks to soften such hard skin and if you cannot remove the cause it will obviously take longer, but with perseverance it is still be possible to soften the skin.

First Dampen the area, then making a thick lather with the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar, rub the lather vigorously into the affected area for a few minutes – leave on overnight for the Zander to have the best effect.

Repeat as above in the morning but this time wash off the suds, dry thoroughly and apply the Derma Protector to soothe and replenish the skin.

Perseverance is the key here but with this callus treatment soon you will start to notice your skin going back to its normal self.


Sunburn Treatment

Sunburn TreatmentAt the moment in the UK, we are having the longest period of consecutive sunshine since 2006, nine days so far, so we should be getting used to applying our sunscreen or sun tan lotion often throughout the day.

We know that sunburn is caused by over exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun but some are unsure of how much exposure is too much. So, if you have sunburned your skin by mistake, our natural sunburn treatment guide will help.

How long does Sunburn last

Mild Sunburn usually lasts for around 4 to 7 days but sunburn can trigger changes in cells that could lead to cancer later in life. So as always the best sunburn treatment is prevention.

Okay, so it’s too late to lecture you about the dangers of going out in the sun without the correct protection. So, what can you do about your lobster red skin…?

Tips for Sunburn Treatment

First if you are in a lot of pain, you can take an inflammatory painkiller such as Ibuprofen or aspirin.

Soak your skin as soon as possible.

Soak your skin in a very cool bath, not cold but cool (Or Shower). Do not use any harsh soaps or detergents with chemicals in as this will irritate your skin further. Please do not have a hot or ice cold shower, this is very dangerous for you and your skin.

Pat dry your skin – do not rub.

Most importantly moisturise!

Apply a very liberal amount of natural moisturiser; we recommend the Syrinx ZA Derma Protector Balm which will soothe and protect your skin using the ingredient Shea Butter to reduce inflammation and redness and prevent scarring. The ingredient Sapropel will add many vitamins, minerals and lipids to your skin, to boost your skin’s immune system along with the included Tea Tree Oil.

Apply this moisturiser as often as you can – we advise about 5 times per day, to hopefully limit the chance of peeling skin.

Throughout the day apply cold compresses to the skin; using maybe a hand towel, leaving it on the affected sun-burnt skin for 20 minutes or until it feels cooler. Do not forget to apply more lotion.

Drink lots and of fluids, preferably water; to rehydrate your body and skin.

If you have to go out – protect yourself from the sun, try to stay in the shade, wear a high factor sunscreen on top of your Derma protector balm which also protects from UV rays and wear loose cotton clothing.

Do not pick or peel your skin as this can cause an infection.

Get medical help if you are at all concerned or if you have a high temperature (a fever), feel nauseous, have blisters, or an infection.

Syrinx ZA offer a fast delivery which is free for orders over £25 get your Sunburn Treatment, Derma Protector Balm and find out more -> Derma Protector Balm..


Allergic Reaction to Cats

Allergic reaction to catsAn allergic skin reaction is defined as being a chronic disease characterised by an overreaction of the immune system to things that we come into contact with. This is what happens when you have an allergic reaction to cats.

Allergic skin reactions are more common than you would think; almost 10% of people are allergic to household pets. and allergic Eczema affects up to 20% of children and up to 3% of adults.

What causes an allergic skin reaction?

It’s been in the news this week that chemicals found in everyday cosmetics and cleaning products are possibly one of the biggest causes for skin allergies and many metals are often an offender.  However, cat allergies are also very common; twice as common as dog allergies in fact.

Cat allergies

80% of skin reactions are caused by contact. When in contact with a cat or sometimes just by touching where a cat has been the skin can become red, inflamed, irritated and very itchy and might contain lumps and bumps that ooze.

An allergic reaction to cats is an immune reaction to animal skin flakes, saliva, and sometimes fur as it can trap allergens within the fur itself and can occur when the allergen comes into contact with the skin.  Children are often affected more than adults because:-

a) They cannot resist touching cute animals.

b) They don’t wash their hands as much as they should.

They touch the animal and then they touch their skin and soon after redness, and lumps appear. Although it’s not only the skin that can suffer; other symptoms are similar to a cold, such as wheezing, coughing and a blocked nose.

Coping with an allergic reaction to cats

If you have an allergic reaction to cats it is advised that you do not get yourself a little fluffy kitten, but if you already own one and can’t stand to give it up, there are some steps you can take.

  • Firstly try to limit the contact you have with the cat
  • Wash your hands often and especially after you have had contact with the cat or the area the cat sits.
  • Ban cats from the bedroom
  • Steam clean carpets often or replace with wood flooring.
  • Get someone to brush the cat outdoors
  • Follow a skin allergy treatment regime

Dealing with symptoms of an allergic skin reaction

Syrinx ZA has a range of products that contain Sapropel which has been tried and tested to reduce the symptoms of a skin allergy. Some people can just get away with using the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar which deep cleans the skin to remove all traces of toxins. Others might need the added protection of the Allergic Skin Revitaliser to give a 24 hour protection to prevent and protect against the allergic reaction to cats.

Read here for a full detailed treatment regime for pet allergies.


Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment – Tried and Tested

Seborrheic Keratosis RemovalSeborrheic keratosis treatment is often aimed at people of an older age hence the nickname barnacles of old age, however, you do not have to be elderly to suffer with Seborrheic keratosis, (also called seborrheic verruca, seborrheic warts or senile wart) in fact they are even found on people aged 15-25. So don’t be alarmed if you find yourself with what are often described as flat brown warts, (but can range from white to black) they are not dangerous, contagious or cancerous growths but quite harmless.

What Causes Seborrheic Keratosis?

It is uncertain what causes us to have seborrheic keratosis which is really just a build-up of ordinary skin cells. We do know that they are more commonly found on parts of the body that are exposed to the sun, as in hands or face and neck but not always. As we said before, more often they appear after middle age and are sometimes hereditary. Some studies show that stress can worsen the condition, but this is not conclusive. Treatment it seems is easier to find than the reason for these annoying flat warts in our lives.

Tried and tested products for dry cracked skin

Our tried and tested seborrheic keratosis treatment consists of a natural cold-pressed therapy bar which reduces the hard spots on the skin and our Derma Protector which helps to boost the immune system and eventually destroy the warts.

These products have had a very high success rate during our extensive clinical trials, and we have been given many fantastic results by our customers.

Like this one….

Warts have now disappeared altogether
My skin is so much smoother and some of the flat warts have now disappeared altogether. I love the soap and the balm type cream.

For more testimonials from our customers read – Syrinx Za customer testimonials

How can seborrheic keratosis be treated?

With our natural treatment it couldn’t be easier, there is no surgery and no chemicals involved.

Before bed – After washing the skin with the Deep Cleansing Therapy Soap; create a thick lava with the soap and apply it to the affected area, rub in vigorously for a few minutes. Let the soap dry and leave overnight. The longer you leave the soap on the better as then the sapropel (zander) can work its magic.

In the morning – Rinse your skin with warm water to remove the soap that had been working hard on your skin all night and re-apply: this time you can wash off after 30mins if you need to (although the longer you can let the Zander work the better) and then apply the Derma Protector to the affected areas.

Apply the Derma Protector throughout the day for best results.

Within 2 weeks you should notice a difference with your skin, however complete wart removal can take up to 4-8 weeks so please be patient and keep up the Seborrheic Keratosis Treatment routine.

Please note: If seborrheic keratosis causes you any concerns for instance if it is very dark, inflamed or bleeding then do consult your doctor.