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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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Dry Skin around Eyes

Throughout an average day, we can really put our skin through the wringer. However, you may have found that your eyes falls victim to dry skin symptoms more so than any other part of your body. You may not realise, but actually the eye area needs almost more concentration than anywhere else on the body when it comes to combatting dry skin. Dry skin around the eyes can be painful and sore, with an uncomfortable tight feeling. The eyes can flake or peel and in some cases become very itchy Why … [Read more...]

Skin Tag Causes

So, skin tags. Chances are you've probably had at least one or two in your life. And chances are you've not considered them the most attractive thing to happen to your skin. But what exactly are skin tags? Generally speaking, a skin tag may appear as a small soft bump that can appear anywhere on the skin. Over time, the skin tag can grow and turn into a flesh-coloured bit of skin that connects to the skin by a small stalk. It remains soft, however, so is usually quite easy to move back and … [Read more...]

Psoriasis and Smoking

Smoking tobacco is not good for us. Not in any way shape or form. And this certainly applies when it comes to the risk of psoriasis. Smoking not only increases your risk of developing psoriasis but can also increase the severity of any existing areas of the condition. Even passive smoking when pregnant or as a child can increase your risk of developing psoriasis in later life. A connection between Psoriasis and Smoking? It probably isn’t much of a surprise to you that smoking can cause a … [Read more...]

Oily Skin and Diet

Oily skin can occur in almost anyone. It is the result of the body’s sebaceous gland overproduces oil and cause either oily skin or even dry skin, due to clogging of pores meaning the skin is, actually, receiving none of the oil at all. So why does this happen? Well, it’s most likely just down to your genetics and hormone balance but diet can be an additional influence on your body’s oil production, so it is important to know what the good and bad dietary options are when it comes to oily … [Read more...]

Dry Skin and Hand Washing

Washing our hands is an important part of our day-to-day lives, its essential to prevent spreading germs. We wash our hands before dinner, after using the toilet (hopefully), after blowing our nose or sneezing, when we’re washing the dishes or generally handling mucky stuff! Research suggests that the average Brit washes their hands 4 times a day. That’s 28 times a week, 112 a month and 1456 a year, that is a lot of washing. Excessive Washing Skin is the largest organ of our body. It … [Read more...]

Acne and Diet

So many of us grew up being told by our parents and teachers that gorging on sweets, fizzy drinks, chocolate or just about anything deliciously bad for us causes acne, right? Well, wrong. There is actually no proven link between Acne and Diet, it’s just a misconception that has been passed down for many years – probably to put children off junk food! However, while foods do not necessarily cause acne, there are foods that can fight off acne symptoms and keep your skin as clear and healthy as … [Read more...]

Tried and Tested Cracked Heel Remedy

Excessively dry skin and pressure on our feet can cause cracked heels, also known as heel fissures and foot cracks. This split or cracked skin can be very painful and unattractive; the split skin can cause bleeding or even infection. Dry, cracked feet can affect anyone; however eczema and psoriasis sufferers are more than likely to be affected. This condition is seemly worse in the summer when people tend to wear open shoes; but it can occur at any time. [social_share/] What causes cracked … [Read more...]

Tried and Tested Remedy for Eczema

There are many different variations of eczema such as atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, atopic eczema, infantile eczema and the list goes on. The term eczema is derived from the Greek meaning “to boil over” which is very descriptive to all, as eczema is a chronic non-contagious inflammation of the epidermis, which is the outer layer of the skin. Affected skin sometimes does feel like it’s on fire “boiling over” where the skin can swell and become dry, flaky, and extremely itchy. … [Read more...]

Psoriasis and Diet

Psoriasis is not an easy condition to live with so sufferers are usually very keen to find whatever they can to alleviate their symptoms. But what if this could be achieved by something as simple as what you eat? There are very few studies that show a medical link between Psoriasis and Diet but there have been vast amounts of claims from sufferers that there is. So where are these claims coming from? I recently tried your soap and was amazed at the improvement it made to my psoriasis. … [Read more...]

Early Morning Dry SKin

Do you have dry skin when you wake up? I noticed a tweet from Emma Bunton this morning and was inspired to write this post. You can follow Emma Bunton on Twitter @EmmaBunton To listen to Emma's #HeartLondon radio show find the link here: @HeartLondon Time Consuming Facial vs. Daily Skin Care Some would say that a facial in the beauty salon is therapeutic as well as being beneficial for dry skin. OK, so I’m a bloke and I have to admit, although I am sure you won’t be surprised to hear … [Read more...]