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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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Facial scrub: Gentle and natural exfoliant

What is exfoliation? Exfoliation is the practice of removing dead skin cells from the skin surface. Every facial you have at a spa or at home includes exfoliation. Even Ancient Egyptians used to exfoliate! Exfoliation helps to unclog pores, keep skin clean, reduce acne and expose hair follicles for an easier shave (note that razors exfoliate by scraping off skin cells while wet shaving). So what’s the best way to exfoliate? We recommend a natural facial scrub. How to exfoliate Pumice … [Read more...]

National Eczema Week 2012

National Eczema Week 20% Discount Code ECZEMA2012 In support of National Eczema Week 2012 Syrinx Za are offering a 20% Discount off all products for Eczema Sufferers 15th to 23rd September. Simply enter the following code at checkout ECZEMA2012 Natural Emollient Eczema Cream An end to constant irritation...Natural and Family Safe. * Non-irritant, no steroids, parabens, petroleum or chemicals * Non greasy – fast absorption and easy to apply * Natural skin relief – reduces redness, … [Read more...]

How to prevent eczema flare up

If you suffer from eczema you can experience a flare up for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes seemingly for no reason at all. The cause of eczema can be genetic (children with parents who have eczema are more likely to have it too), while flare ups can be triggered by pollution, allergies, diet, soap and bubble bath, washing powders and fabric conditioners, pets, and of course, stress. Flare ups can last for days or weeks and may leave you with the appearance and soreness of dry, … [Read more...]

Surfers feet: Don’t suffer surfers foot; prevent it!

Calling all surfers: Have you ever had sore, peeling feet after surfing? Some surfers have reported a reaction that makes the soles of their feet go red, itchy and peeling, so walking becomes painful and surfing impossible. We can’t have that! It’s possible that some surfers are allergic to their neoprene booties, or maybe have athlete’s foot or dermatitis. Do you want to go barefoot surfing in cold water, keep trying new booties or restrict your surfing to somewhere tropical? Probably not. … [Read more...]

How to Remove Toxins from the Skin

Toxins enter our body from many sources. Orally in the food we eat, form environmental airborne attack and also from substances we touch and wear such as jewellery and watches. Whilst a high-fibre diet and drinking 2 litres of water per day will help your body to rid its self of toxins in your system, you may need a little help to withdraw these toxins from the skin to help avoid dermatological issues such eczema flare-ups. Zander: Skin Toxin Removal Properties Zander is a unique … [Read more...]

How to get soft smooth legs through autumn and winter

Can you believe it’s September already? The kids are back at school and there’s definitely an autumnal chill in the air. Despite the fact that we might now be changing out of our summer dresses and shorts and into long skirts and trousers, we still want to have soft smooth legs through autumn and winter. Have you noticed how your shins can tend to get dry and cracked ‘alligator’ skin? Very unattractive! One solution is to hide your legs in opaque black tights, while it might help to eat … [Read more...]

Best autumn and winter treatment for psoriasis

Guess what, winter is coming round again (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). The new school term has started, the days are getting shorter and the autumn equinox is looming. For people with psoriasis, the onset of winter can be an extra cause for dread. Why? Because winter means colder temperatures, dryer air and less sunlight, and all these conditions can lead to a flare-up of your condition. So you’re probably asking yourself, what’s the best autumn and winter psoriasis treatment? … [Read more...]

How to remove makeup without makeup remover

“We make her paint her face and dance” sings John Lennon, in the first women’s rights song before Helen Reddy’s 1971 anthem ‘I am woman’. Since Ancient Egyptian times, it’s been fashionable for women to wear makeup – they’re not perceived as properly groomed without it. Increasingly, men wear makeup too. But for those of us with dry or sensitive skin, it’s a problem. Not only is makeup packed with chemicals that might cause a reaction, so is the makeup remover we need to take it all off again … [Read more...]

Ladies, Want to know the secret to super soft hands?

What’s by the sink? Rubber gloves, washing-up liquid, washing-up cloth and hand cream. What’s by the basin? Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and hand cream. At least, that’s the situation in my house, and at my parents’ house, and at my sister’s house. Sometimes, we even compare notes about the best hand cream to use. I bet it’s the same at your house too! We have to wash our hands all the time, but soap and water can leave the skin dry, hard or even cracked. What you need is a hand cream to keep … [Read more...]

How to Cure Eczema? There is no cure for Eczema but read on

Whilst science has not yet discovered How to Cure Eczema, relief is at hand in the form of what we believe to be the best cream for eczema. In conjunction with the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar Eczema Sufferers can use the Syrinx Za Natural Emollient Cream for Eczema to reduce inflammation, redness and itching and be confident that the product is both effective and FREE of steroids.   Steroid FREE Relief for Eczema Sufferers Introduced in the 1950’s Topical Steroids or … [Read more...]