Eczema

What is Eczema and what are the symptoms? Eczema is a term refering to a group of persistent skin conditions that make your skin inflamed or itchy and usually involves the skin creases. Particularly common in childhood, affecting around 15% of school children in the UK. Whereas only 1 to 2% of adults are affected by Eczema, their condition is often more chronic and severe and can have a profound effect on quality of life.

Eczema has no known specific cause, but triggers can include contact with chemicals, weather conditions, hormone changes, stress or allergic reactions. There is no known cure for Eczema but the right treatment can manage the condition. Once you have eczema, it will flare up from time to time. Therefore, thinking constantly about prevention is your best form of defence. Keeping problem skin well moisturised with a natural, chemical free skin care regime will help prevent flare-ups and decrease frequency and severity.

Which Syrinx products are effective for this condition? Possibly the most important measure is to reduce itchiness (pruritis), as scratching will only spread and worsen the flare-up. The Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar will deeply cleanse the skin removing all toxins and impurities and then it’s incredible moisture giving properties will rehydrate the skin and begin the healing process.

The first step is to rinse the affected area using water that is free of mineral salts. You can use tepid water from a recently boiled kettle for this. Make a lather with the bar and wash the area, patting dry afterwards. For extra protection you can make another lather and spread it over the affected skin, leaving on all night. Rinse off in the morning and apply the Syrinx Natural Emollient Cream. Repeat the next night.

Please note that those who have very dry skin or cannot tolerate an aqueous cream should try the Syrinx Derma Protector balm instead of the Emoillient. Used sparingly on the affected area, it will penetrate the horny outer layer of the skin to leave it supple and moisturised.

Eczema affects the scalp as well, the main symptom being dandruff. For serious sufferers, our Hair and Scalp Reviver range, relieves itching and flakes and nourishes the skin maintaining a healthy scalp and hair.

Acne

What is Acne and what are the symptoms? Acne arises as a response to inflammation of the sebaceous glands around hair follicles. Sebaceous glands lubricate the hair and the skin to stop it drying out. They do this by producing an oily substance called sebum. In acne, the glands begin to produce too much sebum. The excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells and other debris and form a plug in the follicle.

Which Syrinx products are effective for this condition? The way to treat Acne is to cleanse the affected area of sebaceous deposits and blockages and the Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar does this very efficiently, without the use of any additional products. The presence of moisturising oils and turmeric in the bar can mean an overnight transformation in many.

Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis and what are the symptom? We grow skin cells from deep within the subcutaneous layers, which takes about 30 days from start to finish, at which point they are flattened, lacking a nucleus and form the outermost layer of horny tissue known as the stratum corneum. People who suffer from Psoriasis find that the migration of the young, developing cells is speeded up, so much so that the outer layer is populated with immature cells immersed in intercellular glue.

This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales is fairly common. Thick red patches develop which can crack and bleed and the itchiness can be unbearable.

There is no permanent cure for the condition but if the itching is alleviated, the body will gradually rectify and heal the affected area.

Which Syrinx products are effective for this condition? The Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy bar works well to relieve itching. Do not be tempted to use creams or balms. Psoriasis is best treated with gentle cleansing alone. Rinse the affected area using water that is free of mineral salts. You can use tepid water from a recently boiled kettle for this. Make a lather with the bar and wash the area, patting dry afterwards.

Seborrheic Keratosis

What is Seborrheic Keratosis and what are the symptoms? Seborrheic Keratoses are collections of pigment skin cells (keratinocytes) which form verruca-like deposits on the skin. They are non-cancerous growths and people tend to get more of them as they get older. They are usually brown, black or light tan and look waxy, scaly and slightly raised, usually appearing on the head, neck, chest or back.

Which Syrinx products are effective for this condition? These growths can be reduced by rubbing in the lather of the Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar, alternating that with the Syrinx Deep Derma Protector Balm. The Therapy Bar softens the Keratosis whilst the Protector Balm, with astringent tea tree oil, breaks it up.

Warts

What are warts and what are the symptoms? The Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for warts. The virus triggers extra cell growth, which makes the outer layer of skin thick and hard in that spot. While they can grow anywhere on your skin, you’re more likely to get one on your hands or feet.

Which Syrinx products are effective for this condition? Over time, your body will often build up a resistance and fight warts off but that can take months or several years. Warts that appear on the skin can be treatable by rubbing in the lather of the Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar, alternating that with applying the Syrinx Deep Derma Protector Balm. The Therapy Bar softens the Wart whilst the Protector Balm, with astringent tea tree oil, breaks it up.

Cracked Heels

What are cracked heels and what are the symptoms? Cracked heels are an indication that dehydration is taking place, paradoxically because water or sweat is inhibiting the work of sebum, the skin’s natural moisturiser. It most often affects people during cold or damp weather. The underside of the foot must be cleansed and moisturised so that the cracks can heal quickly.

Which Syrinx products are effective for this condition? The foot must be cleaned first using The Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar and patted dry with a towel. Next re-apply the lather from the Therapy Bar but this time leave on over-night by wrapping your foot in clingfilm – wear a sock to hold in place. Remove in the morning. Repeat the process for 3 nights and you will note a huge change.

Ring Worm

What is Ring Worm and what are the symptoms? Ringworm (Tinea spp) is caused by a fungal infection, the most common of which is Athletes Foot (T pedis). This condition is characterised by cracked and sore skin, especially between the toes.

Which Syrinx products are effective for this condition? The feet must be cleaned first using The Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar and patted dry with a towel. Next re-apply the lather from the Therapy Bar but this time leave on over-night. During in the morning apply Syrinx Derma Protector Balm and repeat the routine until the infection has cleared.

A related condition is Ringworm (Tinea corporis) which presents as superficial lesions on the body characterised by a red ring. Spot treatment of the Syrinx Deep Cleansing Therapy bar lather overnight can be very effective, followed up during the day with the Syrinx Derma Protector Balm.

The Therapy Bar and Balm can also be used for fungal problems on the nails and fingers, as the Therapy Bar contains a large turmeric, a strong antifungal agent. Tea tree oil, found in the Balm, has a similar effect.