Reaction to NeriumAD?

 Cosmetic Products Causing An Allergic Reaction 

The majority of us can use our beauty products daily and never have a single reaction.  Any one of us could suffer a reaction to any product.  In fact, according to the FDA around 25% of people have reported a reaction to a beauty product.

While Nerium AD is designed for all different skin types, there are still going to be some individuals who will suffer an irritation or allergy to the product.  NeriumAD has been used by close to 1,000,000 customers with very few reports of adverse reactions.  With those results, NeriumAD actually falls below the normal rate of adverse reactions. (Stats from Nerium International.)

If you know your skin tends to be sensitive to products, perform a patch test prior to use.  To do so, apply a small amount of NeriumAD or whatever product is in question on the inner part of the forearm.  According to webMD- If a reaction occurs during the patch test (to any product)  in 48-72 hours –  Stop use and do not re-apply.

 Adverse reaction or adjustment period? 

In cosmetic beauty products there are two types of reactions which can occur.

  • Irritant contact dermatitis – which would be mild burning, stinging or itching along with redness of the skin.
  • Allergy contact dermatitis -  a true allergy to one of the ingredients which would show severe redness, swelling, itching, and possibly blisters.

If any of these reactions occur with any beauty product- webMD states to discontinue use.

At times, there can be an adjustment period between 3 to 4 days where the skin needs to become acclimated to the cosmetic products.  These symptoms can be similar to that of an irritant dermatitis.

-          First make sure you are following the directions correctly.

-          Rule out interactions if you’re using different products.  Sometimes, individuals can have irritation from the facial cleanser or even moisturizer lotion.

-          Try using a mild cleanser (I use cetaphil and a hypoallergenic moisturizer)

If symptoms continue, this might be more than just an adjustment period.  Discontinue use and consult your treating Dermatologist or Physician.

I know for me personally, I have an issue with sensitive skin.  I performed a 48 hour patch test and did not have a reaction.  Shortly in, my face had a very mild burn to it.  So, I knew I could be having sensitivity due to other products.  I switched to a very mild face cleanser (one that did not have any acidic ingredients) and my skin then reacted fine.

***  This is not indented as Medical Advice.  If you are experiencing a reaction to NeriumAD or any skin care product I would advice you to discontinue use of the product and follow-up with your dermatologist or treating physician to assess and diagnose the reaction ***

Resources: Nerium International, WebMD

 

 

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