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Ashley Metcalfe

Syrinx ZA Chief Executive Ashley Metcalfe is responsible for marketing and business development. Ashley is as passionate about cricket as he is skin care. Drop Ashley a line if you have any skin related questions. Why not Circle Ashley Metcalfe on Google+

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Psoriasis and Alcohol

We all already know that alcohol can cause a multitude of health problems and deficiencies, but did you know that it could also responsible for outbreaks of psoriasis? First and foremostly it is important to point out that there is no medical, definitive proof that there is actually a direct connection between alcohol and psoriasis. However, let us look at the facts A connection between Psoriasis and Alcohol? In 1986, a magazine called Dermatologica published an article by Monk and Neill … [Read more...]

New Syrinx Za Skincare Range

Our new skincare range is here! This is a very exciting time for us here at Syrinx Za as we have just launched our brand new, breakthrough range for 2013. Already used by those prone to eczema and dry, cracked skin, the range offers a natural alternative to traditional, chemically-based products. Hair and Scalp Products Coming Soon As well as the new skincare products listed below we are only a few days away from launching our new hair and scalp range specially for those of us who suffer … [Read more...]

Paraben Dangers

So, we hear the phrase ‘paraben-free’. We know it’s supposed to be a good thing, but do you know why? What does it really mean?  You might know that you are supposed to avoid parabens but not sure of the reason. Actually, most of us would have to admit that we don’t even know what parabens are, never mind the harm it can bring to our skin. What are Parabens? Parabens are synthetic preservatives used in a multitude of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products including deodorants, … [Read more...]

Dry Cracked Hands

Dry skin on the hands is a very common yet very uncomfortable condition. The skin on our hands is much tougher and thicker than most of the skin on our body, they have to be; they are worked very hard, always out in the cold, in water, using chemicals or working with machinery. If left untreated, your hands could crack, bleed or even develop into a much worse skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis, or even bacterial infections.  It doesn't have to be this way, soft, … [Read more...]

Psoriasis and Argan Oil

There are a variety of treatments on offer to treat psoriasis, however, a psoriasis sufferer should never purchase any treatment without  knowing first exactly what ingredients are in the particular product. Argan Oil is a key ingredient to look out for when choosing psoriasis treatment. And why? Well… Benefits of Argan Oil The success of Argan Oil really comes down to its scientific properties. It has a significantly high level of fatty acids, antioxidants, phenols and carotenes, all of … [Read more...]

Good Foods for Dry Skin

Yes that’s right – what you eat can (and will) affect your skin. That’s why it is very important you know which foods to go for and which to avoid! Foods that have a high water content are great for your skin as that is what dry skin needs; moisture, both inside and out. The following  foods will give you the correct mix of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Good Foods for Dry Skin Raw fruit and vegetables Raw salad, fruit & veg will … [Read more...]

Tried and Tested Remedy for Psoriasis

There are many different types of psoriasis the most common being chronic plaque psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, and pustular psoriasis. The condition for the most part leads to red patches of thick scaly, crusty skin that itches terribly. The reason for this happening is the newly formed skin cells rising to the surface too soon before the old skin has shed. It should take 28 days but with psoriasis, the new skin cells rush to the … [Read more...]

Acne and Stress

If you've ever noticed that a particularly stressful event such as an exam seems to make your acne worse, chances are it’s not just your imagination. Acne has been proven to be an unfortunate symptom of stress. If you are an acne sufferer then strained emotions can cause a very unwelcome outbreak of the condition. Tiredness, anxiety and other emotional stress does not actually cause acne but it does worsen the condition for those that already suffer from it. The proof is in the … [Read more...]

Common Skin Allergies

A skin allergy is when the skin has an over-reaction to a particular substance, usually something that is harmless to a non-allergic individual. Skin conditions caused by allergies may result in problems such as eczema or psoriasis. Generally speaking, skin allergy sufferers tend to have more than one particular allergy which means that, simple parts of day to day life can become a sensitive skin sufferer’s worst enemy. Skin allergens are all around us - how much do you know about the most … [Read more...]

Chocolate Allergy

Eczema can be triggered by many factors and it’s possible that one of those factors could be a food allergy and more directly a chocolate allergy. Dairy products are a common cause for an eczema flare up. Easter and eczema is not usually a good combination. Keeping young children away from chocolate is  difficult especially at Easter; they want to know why they can’t have Easter eggs like all of the other children; especially at school, where  chocolate eggs are sometimes given as a treat. It … [Read more...]