Every summer without fail, I get a rash on my elbows otherwise known as prickly heat. I never thought about using anything other than a steroid cream which we always have around the house, James gets eczema on his hands when it’s hot or when he stressed. Last year was really bad for both of us, between the normal summer heat and getting married, we were scratching left, right and centre.
When I got an email asking if I wanted to Syrinx Za I had to laugh only because the PR said this wouldn’t be the most glamorous product to try! However this a buttery feeling, non-scented emulsion that glides on really easy and absorbs quickly. As it’s been a somewhat cold summer I’ve not had too many elbow issues but the last month I could feel my skin starting to get agitated so I decided to experiment with the cream. Instead of waiting for my elbows to go into full meltdown I started using it just on my left one and while the right one was exposed to the elements. Here’s what happened…
This is the skin on my right elbow in all it’s prickly heat glory – sorry if this is picture is icky but you need to understand the full affect here! I’ve not used any cream on right side and with the warm weather the last few weeks it’s been a nightmare.
This picture on the other hand is my left elbow area which has stayed about 90% bump free from applying the cream every morning for about 4 weeks. You can definitely see a difference, you could also say prevention is better than cure. I’m now using the cream on my annoyed elbow and it does soothe the itchiness but I find that I’ve had to keep using it even when the bumps start to subside. James has found this to be a lifesaver, it’s easy to hide red itchy elbows, not so easy to hide red itchy hands. This has made the Skin Scrubs household v. happy!
So what is the magic ingredient? The Syrinx Za website sez:
Zander: a highly organic fresh water sediment found in the lakes of North Eastern Europe. As well as aiding chelation, Zander calms and deep cleanses the skin, while reducing sores and itching so the skin can heal without interference.
I don’t know why the words ‘fresh water sediment’ make me smile, they just do. This also contains other nifty ingredients such as Shea butter, Melonseed Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, and wait for it…..Tumeric which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Available from the Syrinx Za website priced at £18.50 for 50ml.