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Archives for August 2013

Tried and Tested Skin Treatments for Acne

Best Soap to Use for Treating AcneAcne is an extremely common skin complaint that can affect anyone of any age; although is it more commonly known to be prevalent in teenagers due to those raging hormones, as if teenagers didn’t  have enough to deal with!

When you have acne you can develop blackheads and/or whiteheads on the face, back and chest, when acne is severe these spots can become inflamed and pus filled so it’s very important to follow a few easy rules and to use tried and tested skin treatments for acne.

Acne and depression

It’s understandable that acne can cause great stress for some sufferers, with feelings of self-consciousness, shame and embarrassment. These feelings can become overwhelming for severe acne sufferers who cannot see an end to it and can lead to loneliness and isolation. The good news is with a good skin treatment routine and some general care, improvement in the skin will soon be noticed.

Make up and Acne

We are often asked if make-up is bad for acne. The simple answer is that make up can contribute to acne but it certainly doesn’t cause acne. There are many misconceptions about acne; such as you get acne through not washing or eating greasy foods, whilst these things won’t help clear up your acne, they do not cause acne.
However if you have a good skincare routine, carefully concealing your acne with makeup might make you feel better. Although sure to check the ingredients on the products, water based, oil free or non comedogenic products are said to be the best as they are less likely to clog your pores even more.

So, what does cause acne?

Acne develops when hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. As we know already hormones in teenagers are increased as is the sebum production of the sebaceous glands which are sensitive to these hormones. Older women are also affected by changes in hormone levels this could be before their period is due or during pregnancy. Other factors are bacteria and the fact that you could just be unlucky that acne runs in your family.

Tried and Tested Skin Treatments for Acne

One customer happily told us…

I have found myself with fewer spots and my skin is much softer and clearer. I’ve even gave some soap to my mother who has asked for more.
Very much happier with my skin and I can confidently recommend the Deep Cleansing Soap.

Skin Treatments for Acne

First there are a few simple things to avoid.

  • Picking your spots can lead to infection and scaring and will really make things worse.
  • Scrubbing harshly – this will just increase the inflammation and damage the skin further
  • Avoid touching your face – this can spread bacteria.
  • Never sleep wearing make-up – using the following skincare routine you do not need to use harsh makeup removers and it will ensure that you do not sleep in your make up.
Acne skincare routine

The Deep Cleanser Therapy bar is a natural cold processed soap which has antiseptic, moisturising and purifying qualities, use this “soap” twice a day to achieve the best results.

Morning
Washing with the Deep Cleanser, creating a rich lather to gently rub into the skin – rinse and pat dry.
Evening
Wash again using the Deep Cleanser rinse and then repeat but this time leave on the lather allowing the ingredients to work overnight on the acne as you sleep.

I bet that was easier than you thought, there aren’t many more natural and simpler Skin Treatments for Acne – What do you have to lose? – Try it and see how soon your skin becomes clearer.

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Scalp Psoriasis

Treatment of Dry Itchy Scalp ConditionsAugust is Psoriasis Awareness Month so we thought this would be a good time to raise some awareness about scalp psoriasis.

A few facts to start – Like Psoriasis on the skin, scalp psoriasis is not contagious. Most people that have scalp psoriasis usually suffer with psoriasis elsewhere on their body.  Sadly, there is no cure of psoriasis for scalp psoriasis but it can be treated naturally to comfort and normalise the condition

What is scalp psoriasis?

As with most similar skin and scalp conditions, annoyingly the actual cause of scalp psoriasis is not known but it is believed to be due to an abnormality in the immune system.  This faulty system causes skin cells to build up as they grow too fast.  Psoriasis on the scalp can appear in small patches such as behind an ear or it can cover the whole scalp.

Typical Symptoms of Scalp Psoriasis

  • Patches of red skin covered in silvery-white scales
  • Itchy Scalp
  • Temporary Hair Loss
  • Bleeding
  • Burning
  • Flaking scalp
  • Dry scalp

Scratching Your Scalp

Scalp psoriasis can be extremely itchy but please note that scratching will make the psoriasis worse, causing the scalp to bleed, burn and is the main factor of hair loss.  Don’t Scratch – Its easy to say but much more difficult to stop as its almost a natural reflex to scratch and at the time we think it makes us feel better when in fact we are causing more damage – not scratching, can actually help.

Try not to worry as hair loss isn’t permanent; it is usually due to harsh scratching, picking or treatments used. Hair will grow back when the scalp clears.  And of course stress is often a culprit for causing flare-ups so worrying will not do.

How to treat scalp psoriasis

Syrinx Za have included in their Scalp Treatment Therapy, the ingredient Sapropel otherwise known as Zander; which along with other ingredients; reduces swelling and soreness whilst gently cleansing and moisturising the scalp, eradicating itching which can be the first step to normalising your scalp.

We recommend that you use the three step treatment for hair and scalp

Syrinx Za Scalp Reviver – Prewash Treatment

Scalp and Hair Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Hydrating Conditioner

Three Step Treatment for Scalp Psoriasis

Follow this full routine one or twice a week – using just the shampoo and conditioner if you need to wash in-between to naturally treat your scalp psoriasis.

scalp psoriasis treatment

 

 

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

What is Atopic Dermatitis?People often ask us the question – What is atopic dermatitis? Many people don’t realise that atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema also known as atopic eczema

Atopic dermatitis is actually the most common type of eczema which causes scaly, itchy rashes.  The rash actually comes from intensive itching and scratching of the skin which is why this skin condition is often referred to as the itch that rashes and not the rash that itches.

So, what is atopic dermatitis and who does it affect?

Babies can develop red, sore itchy patches around the cheeks and mouth before they are two years old and children before they are five years old, children might find it appearing in the creases of the elbows, wrists and behind the knees. Although adults and children can develop this skin condition in many places these are the most common.  Many children may be lucky enough to see the back of atopic dermatitis by the age of seven; others go through to their late teens, while sadly some suffer throughout adulthood

What can I do about atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis may not show its ugly face for days, weeks and sometimes months and then it will flare up, which is when it’s a problem as it is a devil to get rid of.  The best thing to do is to prevent the flare up in the first place or to calm the itch so that the rash does not appear.  Avoiding the trigger to prevent the flare up can be very difficult especially when it could happen for seemingly no reason.

How to prevent flare ups

The best way to prevent an eczema flare up is to continue a chemical free skin care routine. It is essential that you do not use any detergents or soaps that contain harmful chemicals, perfumes and parabens.

Keeping the skin moisturised is always the best way but Syrinx Za’s eczema treatment not only moisturises the skin and rehydrates it. This treatment cleverly removes all toxins and impurities attacking the cause of the problem, whilst the ingredient Sapropel actually boosts the skins immune system.

For best results follow this eczema treatment routine

Morning and Night

Wash with the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar – working it into a rich lather, wash the skin to remove unwanted toxins and impurities.  Pat dry, do not rub.

Then apply the Natural Emollient for Eczema, working it into the skin gently. The gentle, natural ingredients will gently soothe the skin making it free from irritation, inflammation or soreness.

Please do check for combo deals on the Syrinx Za website there are many different ways to save money, including free delivery on orders over £25.00.

Now that you know the answer to What is Atopic Dermatitis you can keep the itchiness and rashes away by following this simple and natural eczema treatment routine.

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Summer Tips for Baby Eczema

summer tips for eczema babyAs a parent you know how the hot weather can really affect your baby’s eczema, making the poor baby itchy, uncomfortable and something no-one wants; irritable.

An eczema baby needs to be kept cool at all times, which can be really tricky, we know! However we have a few Summer Tips for Baby Eczema to help you through the hot weather.

Keep in the shade

When you are outside, always keep in the shade where possible.  If this is not possible, place shades on the buggy or use umbrellas that protect from UV rays.  A cotton hat with a large brim goes a long way to protect the head and face from the sun.

Sunscreen for your eczema baby

One of the most difficult challenges is to find a sunscreen for the child or baby with eczema as the ingredients required are usually not eczema friendly, these chemicals, detergents, perfumes and preservatives can make eczema worse. We are however, seeing more and more manufacturers now providing “natural” sun creams without those harmful chemicals but even then you will need to apply some trial and error before you find the right one for your baby.  Also be aware that are not usually as high in SPF.

Car travel

Always try to park the car in the shade so that when you do have to travel its cooler than it would have been – or you can get sunshades for the car. Putting a towel in the seat helps as the towelling can absorb some of the moisture.  If you are on a long journey take frequent breaks to get some fresh air.

Clothing

Keep clothing to a minimum, let your little one run, crawl or roll around the house with no clothes on, it won’t hurt.  However when you venture out in the sun –  long sleeved, long legged light cotton clothing can protect your baby and keep him cool.

Bedtime and sleeping

The sleepless nights are the worst, trying to keep your little one cool a night is a task in itself. Before bedtime it’s advisable to bathe your baby a warm bath  Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar) to cool him down before bedtime. Again keep clothing to a minimum and have cotton sheets.  A window open if it’s safe or a fan can really help.   Also keep nails as short as possible and mitts might help. 

Moisturising Dry skin

It is absolutely essential to keep delicate baby skin moisturised, at all times but even more so in the hot weather.

After bathing apply a safe natural moisturiser such as Syrinx Za’s Skin Revitaliser and Emollient. This will add any lost moisture to the skin whist soothing the dry eczema skin.

We hope these Summer Tips for Baby Eczema help you and your baby.

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