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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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Santa’s Skincare Elves

Tis the season to be jolly but with so many opportunities to upset your skin this Christmas people seem to have been ordering more than their usual Therapy Bar and jar of their favourite treatment. We expected pre-Christmas sales to be lower than the norm because, well let’s face it a jar of eczema cream or allergic skin care products don’t make for very exciting Christmas gifts. We’ll how wrong can you be! The Syrinx Za elves have been busy taking instructions from Santa and shipping … [Read more...]

Acne Treatment

Acne is one of those conditions that teenagers fret about because it impacts their self-esteem and interferes rudely with their prime teenage years. Unfortunately there is no magic cure for Acne, so science cannot eliminate it, but we have an Acne Treatment which will help reduce the visible symptoms by reducing the swelling and redness associated with Acne and we achieve this with a product which contains only pure natural ingredients so as not to aggravate the condition further. Our … [Read more...]

Heart Warming Testimonial about a Child Suffering from Eczema

Eczema afflicts people of all ages; it can sneak up on you later in life or pounce on you at birth. We adults cope with what nature throws at us because we just have to get on with life but it’s more difficult for children suffering with eczema because they obviously can’t fend for themselves. Spare a thought though for the parents of children who suffer for eczema, who suffer equally, if not more, from the stress and sometimes miss-placed guilt that their child is suffering from this often … [Read more...]

Oily skin | Q & A | Oily skin Treatment and Care

What are the common symptoms of oily skin? Oily skin may be sallow in appearance, thick and heavy in texture, and is prone to break out in spots, blemishes and pimples. You may also notice visible pores, clogged pores, blackheads and a build-up of dead cells on the skin surface. However, it’s not all bad news, as oily skin helps keep moisture locked in and so is less likely to get wrinkled in later life. What causes oily skin? All skin contains sebaceous glands that produce sebum, which … [Read more...]

Skin tags| Q & A | Skin tags Treatment and Care

What are skin tags? Skin tags are small growths of skin, usually the same colour as the surrounding skin. Who gets skin tags? Skin tags tend to affect pregnant women and overweight people in middle-age. What causes skin tags? Skin tags seem to appear in areas of the body where there is friction, perhaps in the groin area due to wearing too-tight jeans or under the breasts thanks to a scratchy underwired bra. Are skin tags dangerous? If you have skin tags, you might find them unsightly … [Read more...]

Dermatitis Treatment | Q and A | Dermatitis Care

What is dermatitis? Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin (derma = skin, itis = inflammation). Often classified alongside eczema, some people define dermatitis as the acute condition, and eczema as the chronic condition. There are two main types of dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis (flares up all over the skin; often inherited; common in children and teenagers) Contact dermatitis (flares up where irritants or allergens come into contact with sensitive skin) Other types of dermatitis … [Read more...]

Cracked Feet | Q & A | Cracked Foot Care

What are cracked feet? You may find your feet dry and crack, especially in the summer months when you wear sandals or walk around barefoot. The danger is that cracked feet may bleed and become infected. What are the common symptoms of cracked feet? You’ll notice a build-up of hard, dry skin, mainly on the heels, but possibly also on the balls of your feet, outsides of your big toes, and anywhere that shoes and boots may rub. Who gets cracked feet? Anyone can get dry cracked feet, but … [Read more...]

Dry Skin on Face | Q and A | Dry Skin on the Face Care

What are the common symptoms of dry skin on the face? If you have patches of dry, red or scaly skin on your face, together with inflammation, itching or irritation or a feeling that the skin on your face is tight, uncomfortable or even painful, you are suffering with dry skin on the face. What causes dry skin on the face? Dry skin on the face lacks oil; it can also be caused by ageing, sunshine, wind, central heating, air conditioning and certain soaps. Can dry skin on the face be cured … [Read more...]

Dry Skin | Q & A | Severe Dry Skin Care

What is severe dry skin? Severe dry skin can develop from mild dry skin and progress into a serious condition if left untreated, causing major discomfort and long-lasting problems. Who gets severe dry skin? Severe dry skin can happen to anyone, however older people are most commonly affected, as their skin produces less oil. Parts of the body most affected include the lower legs, arms, flanks and thighs. What causes severe dry skin? There are many causes for severe dry skin. Here … [Read more...]

Eczema in Babies | Q & A | Eczema on Babies Skin

What is eczema in babies? Eczema in babies most commonly develops between two and six months and often before the age of five. In babies, eczema usually starts on the cheeks and scalp, and can then spread to other areas such as the inner legs, arms and chest. Skin with eczema may be dry, red, thickened, cracked, itchy or even broken and is worsened by babies or young children scratching and irritating the problem areas. Customer Feedback My two year old daughter has suffered with severe … [Read more...]