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Skin Tag Remover

skin tag removerThey say in order to love ourselves we need to love our body. Let’s face it, that can be a difficult task, when we don’t have what is classed as the perfect body.

So, why am I talking about Skin Tag Remover? Well, there is always some part of our body we want to change, usually because we see models or actors or actresses in the media and they seem to look perfect but guess what, they too have the same problems and feelings as us.

Feel Good About Your Body

There are some simple changes we can make, without breaking the bank or having to sign up for surgery. We can eat well, get exercise each day, get enough sleep and… we can get rid of those nasty, unsightly, embarrassing bits of hanging skin called Skin Tags and all we need is a Skin Tag Remover. No pain, no chemicals, definitely not steroids, and no sharp knives just a natural skincare remedy. Its little things like skin tags that are just annoying and do not need to be there. Feeling good about our body will help our self-esteem and all we really only need is to do is make a few simple changes to our body inside and out.

Why Do We Get Skin Tags

Skin tags are perfectly harmless 99% of the time and very common. Around 60% of the population have had one or more skin tags.  Anyone of any age can develop skin tags but it does seem more common with people who might be a bit plump or people over the age of 50. As with most skin conditions there isn’t really a known cause.  It is thought that these soft lumps of tissue called skin tags appear when your skin rubs against more skin or clothing, over a period of time.

Where Do We Get Skin Tags

Common places to find skin tags are on the neck, the armpits, under breasts and sometimes they appear on eyelids too.   The skin tags that are on the neck or eyelids are particularly embarrassing and they are most difficult to hide and they can get caught in jewellery or clothing.

Skin Tag Remover

To remove skin tags with our natural skin tag remover is very simple…

Using the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar; create a rich lather – use the bar to scrub against the skin tag allowing the lather to spread over the area. Leave the lather to dry and leave on overnight.  In the morning rinse and repeat these techniques except this time just leave the lather on for as long as possible and hopefully this will be the only skin tag remover you will ever need.

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Difference Between Eczema And Psoriasis

Psoriasis TreatmentMany people ask “What is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?”  as it’s quite difficult to tell one inflamed, itchy, patch of red skin from another.

It is tricky to tell these skin conditions apart, even dermatologists sometimes have trouble due to the fact they are both types of dermatitis and have one thing in common, inflammation of the skin.

Causes of Eczema and Psoriasis

Eczema is believed to be hereditary, an allergic reaction or linked to environmental factors. However, the true cause is not known.

Psoriasis is a life time condition that can be caused by a number of factors also such as stress, medications, and the weather.

Dry skin and Eczema/Psoriasis

The first thing to note is that not all patches of psoriasis are of dry skin, psoriasis skin consists of red, scaly patches of skin which is due to an over production of live cells that eventually causes scaling.

Eczema however often does include dry patches of cracked also itchy and painful skin. That may blister.

Is Age a Factor

Usually but not always eczema would appear from an early age, and more commonly psoriasis affects adults.

Natural Eczema and Psoriasis Treatments

There is no cure for either condition but both can be treated in a similar way using natural skin care treatment.

For both conditions, it is most important that you stay away from standard soap bars and liquid cleansers.  Not only is this soap very drying to the skin it contains chemicals and perfumes that will irate the skin.

We have a range of natural skin care products for skin conditions that can help eczema and psoriasis; all products contain Zander which is a nutrient rich mud  used by local people in Latvia and Ukraine for centuries. Zander gives the skins own immune system a huge boost allowing it to heal itself.

The Syrinx Za Therapy Bar contains no chemicals, perfume or other impurities, and will deep cleanse the skin and maintain the moisture; this helps the skin produce its own protective oil that other soaps actually can inhibit.

Psoriasis needs an emollient that will allow the skin to heal, reduce inflammation, adding moisture fast into the skin. This improves the skins appearance and keeps irritations away.

Eczema also needs this tender care from an emollient to soothe and moisturise the skin to ease the itching and to reduce chances of flare-ups.

So, it can be difficult to know the difference between eczema and psoriasis but its good to know that with care you can get both under control !

Please note – in support of National Eczema Week 2013 we are offering a 20% discount with use of the code ECZEMA2013 at the check out. 

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Cradle Cap Treatment

Cradle CapSeborrhoeic dermatitis or as its more well known: Cradle Cap is that scaly, yellow scalp condition seen on baby’s scalps.

Strangely enough although its more commonly seen on the scalp Cradle Cap can appear on the face, neck, behind the ears and skin folds on the baby.

Some times inflammation can occur due to a reaction of the skin but most babies do get away with just having a mild form of this condition. If your baby seems in discomfort or the scalp appears infected the please seek a doctors advice.

When Does Cradle Cap Appear?

Half of all babies are affected with cradle cap and it appears when the child is between two and six months old. Cradle cap can often clear up by itself after a few weeks but some can take months or even longer.

Symptoms of Cradle Cap

It seems to upset parents more than the baby itself as it does not usually cause itching or much discomfort to the baby, but what you will see  are large, greasy, yellow or brown crusts, flakes or scales.  However tempted you are to just pick off the scales thinking that will make it look better please do not, as this can cause infection.

What Causes Cradle Cap

Do not worry Cradle Cap is not contagious, and not contracted through any hygiene issues.  Experts are not certain what causes it but they believe that its due to overactive sebaceous glands.

Cradle Cap Treatment

Treating cradle cap is relatively simple. Whats required is a natural shampoo formulated to treat scalp conditions.  You might think that a mild shampoo, or a baby shampoo would be natural enough but usually these still contain detergents, perfumes, and other chemicals which would just irritate the skin condition further.

Syrinx Za Scalp Treatment – or Scalp Reviver will do just the trick

Its been developed to normalise scalp conditions for people and children who suffer with eczema, dermatitis, dry scalp, psoriasis and dandruff and its mild enough for babies.

Directions for use

  • Dampen hair or scalp
  • Apply the cream and gently massage into the scalp
  • Leave on for 20mins or for as long as possible.
  • Rinse
  • Shampoo as normal.

This should give moisture to the scalp, remove inflammation and prevent a build up of scales. For best results use the scalp treatment for Cradle Cap once or twice a week.

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National Eczema Week 2013

EczemaNational Eczema Week 2013 runs from the 14th of September through to the 22nd of September to raise awareness about eczema.

Its a tough road for the eczema sufferer who can sometimes can feel alone, upset and frustrated about a skin condition that is incurable and that takes time and effort to manage so as just to be comfortable. However, hopefully we can help raise awareness and help with the comfort too!

Who Suffers with Eczema?

An astonishing 1-5 children suffer from eczema and 1-12 adults just in the UK but some people still wonder if it is contagious, its not; you can not catch eczema.

Causes of Eczema

They’re are many different types of eczema but most have the problem of itchy, red, sore, scaly, inflamed skin.  The cause of eczema is pretty much unknown but it is said to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Supporting National Eczema Week 2013

Syrinx Za in support of National Eczema Week again this year are offering a 20% Discount on all products for Eczema.  From the 14th of September 2013 just enter the code ECZEMA2013 at the checkout.

Our best eczema treatment sellers are..

The Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar

This is a handmade cold pressed soap which has antiseptic and purifying qualities, rids the skin of any chemicals and is incredibly moisturising and makes the skin feel fantastic.

Natural Emollient or Eczema Cream

The emollient is a natural skin relief, it will reduce redness, itching and inflammation by soothing and calming the skin.

But please do look through the website to see what might suit you the most.

All products are paraben free, steroid free and do not contain petroleum or chemicals.  What they do include is Zander, the therapeutic mud from the lakes across North Eastern Europe. Zander is full of natural vitamins and minerals that help to boost the body’s own immune system.

We hope you take advantage of this offer and hope that we have in some way helped this year with raising awareness with National Eczema Week 2013

Keep an eye out on Twitter and our Facebook page as we may have other exciting things going on this week.

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Dermatitis On Hands

Dermatitis on handsDermatitis on hands is most commonly contact dermatitis and it is a type of eczema.

Many cases of dermatitis affect the hands; this is because in most cases it is due to contact with irritants from chemicals and of course our hands are out there with no protection all of the time.  It can affect the palms or the backs or the hands or even both.

Symptoms Of Dermatitis On Hands

The skin becomes, red, inflamed, itchy, cracked and scaly and can feel like its burning at times.  The skin can also become very dry and blister.

What Causes Dermatitis On Hands?

Contact dermatitis is usually caused by an irritant or an allergen, with dermatisis on hands it is often due to a person’s job where they are handling detergents, soaps, medications or even water.  This type of dermatitis often affects cleaners, caterers, metalworkers, nurses, and mechanics.  It can be caused by contact with certain types of metals, woods, foods, wool, rubber and so many more chemicals or substances.  Hair stylists often suffer with their hands being in water, using soaps and detergents and some hair dyes can be a culprit.

How Do I Find Out What Is Causing My Dermatitis

Specialists can do patch tests on your skin where they usually put around 25 different substances on your skin to determine which chemicals are affecting you; although this is not always accurate but can help some people.  If you do have some idea of your triggers you can try not using or coming into contact with those chemicals or try to wear rubber or vinyl gloves when using them as long as it’s not rubber causing the problem of course.

Is There A Cure for Dermatitis?

The only cure would be to eliminate the triggers and to avoid the chemicals that are causing the dermatitis on hands, which might be tricky but possible.

Dermatitis On Hands Treatment

Syrinx ZA have a range of products that can help with many types of skin and scalp issues such as dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. All products are 100% natural so there is no risk of any chemical reaction.

Treatment Regime

Through clinical testing and feedback from our customers we have found that this treatment regime works very well for dermatitis on hands. The Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar works hard to remove unwanted chemicals or toxins from the skin and the Skin Revitaliser soothes, nourishes and restores damaged skin.

Morning and Night – Wash with the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar, using a thick lather, rub in and rinse off.   Then apply the Skin Revitaliser to the affected areas.

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Causes of Cracked Heels

Cracked SkinCracked Heels are a common problem of hard-working feet, especially when the weather gets cooler.

The causes of cracked heels we will discuss further but basically cracked heels or feet arise when the skin on the feet lacks moisture becomes dry and splits open. This creates painful cracks called fissures which are very painful.

What are the causes of cracked heels?

Cracked Heels are caused because although the skin on the feet is harder and tougher than any other skin on our body it is very sensitive. Ladies who wear open backed high heels that do a lot of walking often have the problem of dehydrated skin on the feet and are in danger of cracked heels and feet if their feet are not looked after.

Extreme pressure or long periods of standing can be enough to cause cracked heels especially if the skin is already very dry or dehydrated as the skin cannot stretch comfortably and the skin will then crack.

Cracked Heel Symptoms

You may begin to see red of flaky patches of skin to begin with, which your warning sign that your feet are not getting enough attention. You do not look after your feet at this stage the skin will soon start to peel and crack. Now you really have to start a skincare routine on your feet, do not be tempted to pick and peel the skin as this will damage it further and can cause infection. If you have any bleeding or discharge from the cracks this is when it really starts to get painful and you might be finding it difficult to walk. These cracks have now gone to the lower layers of skin and are at high risk of infection.

Cracked skin does not only appear on the feet, it can appear anywhere on the body that is under constant pressure and has lack of attention from our skin care routine. This is why the feet are often overlooked.

Best treatment for cracked heels

If you notice that your skin is becoming dry the most important thing is to keep them moisturised. Syrinx Za’s Derma Protector is a 100% natural hydration and protection for the skin. It will moisturise and restore severely cracked skin.

The Deep Cleanser Therapy bar will have you asking why you were even asking about Causes of Cracked Heels in the first place. As its antiseptic, moisturising and purifying ingredients get to work on softening and soothing your skin.

Derma Protector 180ML + Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar

Team the Derma Protector with the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar and you have the best treatment for cracked heels. This team now have a reduced combo price response to customer requests.

See here for a detailed Cracked Heel Treatment Regime

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Winter Dry Skin Prevention

winter dry skinIt seems that summer has gone and that winter is now fast approaching us. Skincare has never been so important.

Autumn is the best time to start preventing winter dry skin; before that that cold winter weather that wreaks havoc with our skin, causing dryness, flakiness and itching.

Preventing Winter Dry skin

We all love to have healthy glowing skin which is tricky enough with that summer sun drying out our skin. Now we have winter sneaking up on us, promising to strip our skin dry of moisture but if we act now with some preventative measures we might not have to deal with that nasty, sore, flaky, dry skin.

These will also help with winter eczema and psoriasis or similar skin issues.

A Healthy Balanced Diet

First things first is to have a healthy balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit and vegetables and to drink lots of water to prevent dehydration, we should do this all year round not just in winter.

Dry Skin and Bathing

It’s best to avoid long hot baths or showers as this will strip our skin of its valuable oils, instead have short warm showers or baths, this will also prevent dehydration of the skin.

Use a natural soap and shower gel without chemicals or fragrances. Harsh soaps can actually be the cause of dry skin. We recommend the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar (we would say that – but its true) as a substitute for “normal” soaps, it’s designed to cleanse the skin whilst also deep moisturising it. It is gentle enough to be used on the face or all over the body.

This homemade “soap” really prepares your skin for anything, it’s packed full of vitamins and other ingredients that boosts the skins immunity and promotes cell regeneration. The Therapy Bar is also used as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis. If you have any stubborn patches of dry skin, leave some of the rich lather on the area overnight – this allows full benefits of the ingredients to soak in the skin and personally I find that those patches are gone in the morning.

Never scrub your skin with a harsh sponge or loofah. There is no need to do this, excessive scrubbing can in fact wear away the outermost skin bar causing skin dryness.

Always pat your skin dry after bathing, never rub.

Moisturise your skin with a natural moisturiser or the Syrinx Za Skin Revitaliser and Moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp and warm to ensure it soaks in.

Dry Skin and Heating

Do not sit right in front of a heater, keep the temperature as low as you can to be comfortably warm and keep a window open if possible. Put on an extra jumper, your skin will thank you for it.

Now you have a few tips on preventing winter dry skin – keep it up from now and throughout the winter and your skin should be prepared and you should not suffer terribly from winter dry skin.

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Eczema Help

A Naturally Different Eczema TreatmentWhen people are first diagnosed with eczema it can be a stressful and worrying time. Sufferers just don’t know where to start with regard to looking after their skin.

With National Eczema Week just around the corner we thought it would be a good time to give some eczema help for those people with our top tips for eczema.

First of all don’t panic, try to relax, stress won’t help your eczema but following these few tips should.

Top tips for eczema help

There is no eczema cure,  however many people claim that they have the miracle cure for eczema but don’t panic as it can be managed or controlled.

Bathing

Bathing is good for the skin, and is great for relaxation. However, it’s most important that you use lukewarm water and a chemical free, natural soap, such as the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar.

Keep Cool

Sweat can irritate eczema so it’s essential that you keep cool. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Cold Compresses

Apply cold compresses to the skin at times when you just have to scratch this will calm your skin for a short time and prevent you from scratching.

Moisturise

We can’t say this enough… Eczema skin needs moisturising as often as possible with a natural moisturiser or emollient.

Triggers

Try your best to discover and avoid triggers that cause your skin to flare up.

Know your ingredients

Many soaps, shampoos, skincare products, make up, detergents and even some eczema treatment courses can contain harsh chemicals, perfumes and colours that can harm your skin. Check the ingredients and go for natural products and parabens free where ever you can. If the supplier doesn’t list the ingredients, alarm bells might ring. We at Syrinx Za are proud to show our ingredients on our website.

Clothing

  • Wear loose cotton clothing
  • Wash clothes with a non-bio liquid tablet or powder
  • Do not add fragranced sheets to the tumble drier

Do not scratch

Eczema sufferers do get fed up with hearing that sentence but scratching really does make eczema worse and can lead to infection. Keeping nails short and hands clean will help. Eczema is known as the itch that rashes, not the rash that itches. Reduce itching by following a natural skincare routine using an eczema treatment
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Every eczema sufferer reacts differently to various products so sometimes it will need some trial and error until you find the correct detergent or cleaning  product. This can be very frustrating but try to keep to these guidelines and hopefully this will reduce any flare-up’s you might have.

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Childhood Eczema

childhood eczemaChildhood Eczema or infantile eczema, shockingly affects around one in five of children in the UK. Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis are the most common types of eczema that children suffer.

Atopic just means that someone is over sensitive to allergens, which could be anything from dust, chemicals or even certain foods.  In most cases the skin becomes itchy, is inevitably scratched and becomes sore, red and inflamed.

Why does my child have eczema?

The answer from many experts is that eczema is genetic and that eczema, asthma or some other type of allergy is passed on to cause eczema.

However, scientists are constantly trying to discover the connection or a reason why eczema chooses these unlucky children and sometimes a discovery might make the news. Such as this week in the Daily Mail we read that pregnant mothers that regularly swim can be increasing their child’s chances of suffering from eczema.

Exposure to chemicals

Scientists at the British Journal of Dermatology explained that exposure to airborne chemicals from pools such as chlorine and cleaning products may alter the baby’s immune system. We already know that chlorine and many other man-made chemicals can set off or trigger an eczema flare up so maybe it could factor that chemicals are affecting the developing immune system of our unborn children. The claims are that that exposure to these types of chemicals in pregnancy or as an infant can be attributed to childhood eczema.

No cure for Childhood Eczema

Sadly we are still a long way from a cure for all the different types of eczema, let alone childhood eczema but we can strive to reduce the flare ups and to prevent the triggers to make our children comfortable.

During a flare up you might typically see atopic eczema in the folds of the skin, the backs of the knees and the inside of the elbows which can be very itchy, sore and uncomfortable. Eczema can of course appear anywhere but these are common areas, also because sweat can collect in the folds and this makes the skin itchy. It’s that scratching for a start that we need to stop or at least reduce, as it is making the eczema worse.

There are certain steps you can take to keep your child cool – see Summer Tips for Baby Eczema.

2 Step Treatment regime for childhood eczema

Every morning and night
1 – Remove toxins and chemicals from the skin using the Deep Cleanser Therapy Bar. Wash gently using a thick lather from the soap, and then pat dry. For extra sore areas, you might like to try this – rub in some of the lather to leave overnight and wash off in the morning.

Washing with soft water is the best or water previously boiled in a kettle and cooled.

2 – Apply the Natural Emollient for Eczema, gently working the cream into the skin.
If not leaving on the lather from the Therapy Bar; Repeat both procedures morning and night.

Your child should soon get some relief from itching and soreness and you will get peace of mind from Childhood Eczema.

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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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