Skin Safety Information - Perky Pear

Skin Safety Information

(!) Always follow our wear time guide and build up wear time with regular use. Adhesive tapes can in certain circumstances cause blisters and skin irritation. We must outline all possible risk scenarios and explain why this can happen to ensure that you are well informed before use and can avoid any irritation to the skin when wearing adhesive tapes.

Wear Time Guides

FIRST TIME USERS

If you have never worn tape before please wear for only 3/4 hours to introduce tape to the skin. Do this for a meal out & drinks for example, not a warm summer event like and all day BBQ or wedding which is likely to last longer. Wearing on skin which is not used to the tape for longer than advised can cause irritation and risk of the skin over heating and injury may occur.

WARMER WEATHER & HEAT

Chances of the skin over heating and water blisters occurring rise in warm weather and may happen for a small % of users. Please limit time to 3 – 4 hours if you are inside or outside and do not stay in the direct sun for long. Do not sunbathe in the tape. Stay in the shade to avoid over activating the heat activated adhesive. Body temperature can rise very quickly even when in the shade or inside on a hot day or in warm stuffy environments. Please be aware of this.

EXPERIENCED USERS

Wear until you are comfortable.  Some find this is 12/13 hours some 8 hours etc – you know your own skin sensitivity. Experienced users can also experience skin overheating so please read our warm weather use wear time guide above.

USERS 50+

Ageing skin may be prone to marking more easily due to the outer skin layer (epidermis) becoming thinner and elasticity is lost so we recommend that users aged 50+ wear for a limited time of 3 hours then at first and then build wear time gradually.

• Excessive wear time of 12 hours may cause more pulling to the skin leading to irritation.
Wait 72 hours before wearing another set of Perky Pear® tape.

 

Application Safety

DON’T OVER STRETCH OR STRAIN THE TAPE

 This is the most common application method which can lead to skin pulling & friction which can lead to blisters. When applying always support the weight of the breast with one hand whilst applying the tape with the other to secure your breast in place. Don’t let go and then stretch and pull the tape up to lift the breast. If you experience irritation & skin grazes only to the very tip of where the tape was, this is a sign that the tape was over stretched when securing down onto the skin and it has caused tension to the skin at the top where it has held the weight. If wearing our Original tape make sure you have worn the correct size as per our size guide, wearing a size too small can also cause strain & pull.

DON’T PULL HIGHER

Than the fleshier part of the breast tissue or this can cause strain and injury to thinner areas like the collar bone. The tape should never be applied to the centre of the chest where skin is thinner and never near the neck. The breast lift tape especially our Original style tape should be applied to breast tissue and the fleshier breast area a few inches below the décolletage and collar bones.

DON’T LAYER THE TAPE

This may cause the skin to overheat or cause rubbing/ friction resulting in blisters. Apply tape next to the last layer not overlapping,

DON’T RUB THE TAPE

especially the very top can make the adhesive bond tighter through friction due to it being heat activated. Avoid rubbing as friction and heat applied here can increase blistering in this area.

 

Skin Over Heating & Warm Weather

Please be extra vigilant if you are choosing to wear the tape to daily events in the summer, on holiday or in the sun like weddings, BBQ’s, races or festivals. Follow our wear time guide above for warm weather.

Blisters and abrasions from sweat bubbles can occur when the skin overheats underneath.

DON’T APPLY TO SUNBURNT SKIN

Or skin which has been exposed to the sun for long periods from sunbathing as the skin will be warm and sensitive.

SUNBATHING/ SWIMMING

Users MUST NOT sunbathe in the tape at any costs or sit out in the sun wearing the tape during hot weather as this may increase the chances of the skin becoming too hot. If choosing to swim in the tape please ensure you are not exposing your skin to hot direct sun for too long.

• Customers who choose to wear the tape in warm weather, outside in the sun, or warm stuffy environments such as clubs or crowded events must be aware of all risks of the skin becoming warm whilst wearing the tape. If ignored you may experience blisters.

 

 

Friction Blisters – How They occur

WHAT ARE THEY

When skin becomes too warm or friction and strain has occurred under the tape,  Miliaria Crystallina also known as “Sweat Bubbles” much like a blister on the foot can occur in the form of blisters on the skin filled with water which look like beads of sweat or bubbles. Pores will release more water/ sweat to keep the skin cool if friction has occurred from over stretching the tape or if the body is getting very warm. This excessive perspiration occurs more in warm weather/ stuffy environments and wearing tight clothing or tapes can increase this. When you go to peel the tape away from the skin after this occurs, the small raised beads on the surface of the skin can then tear open when the tape is pulled away from the skin resulting in abrasions where the skin is left open from the water bubbles which have formed. Skin grazes are as a result of the friction bubbles which have formed below the tape during wear which then subsequently open from the pull of removing the tape. Following our wear time guides, keeping cool in warm environments and making sure the tape isn’t strained during application can help minimise this risk of irritation occurring.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I GET THIS

This type of injury will mark the skin but will not usually penetrate enough skin layers to cause scarring unless the tape has been miss used against our advice. Like ordinary foot blisters they can take a while to fade and during the healing process they can appear a light pink/lighter shade to your skin, especially if you had a tan at the time of the irritation.

They tend to occur at the very top edges only due to being on a thinner part of skin where the tape has been anchored down. This area tends to catch the sun more/get warmer and where you have perspired more. It is also the part of the chest where the tape has been secured down and if the tape is straining this will create the friction bubbles. The marks if occur are similar to that of a foot blister and will sometimes follow the shape of the tape outline, please take care of your skin if this happens. We ask that our customers take extra care when wearing our tape during the summer and follow our wear time guide and application advice to help avoid friction, strain and overheating which can all lead to friction marks/ blisters.

 

 Removal Safety

DON’T TEAR OFF FROM DRY SKIN

You risk irritating your skin and causing injury and pull.

USE OIL OR OIL BASED PRODUCT TO REMOVE

(coconut or baby oil) around the edges of the tape to help dissolve the adhesive when removing to stop any pull. Oil-based is better as this will dissolve the adhesive.

START FROM THE BOTTOM

and pull up gently taking it slowly whilst using your other hand to press down on the tape to stop any pull. Do not peel down and against the skin.

 

Skin Allergies/ Sensitive skin

Always perform a patch test 24 hours before use. If you experience any itching, irritation, burning or discomfort, remove the tape immediately. This may indicate an allergy to acrylic.

ALLERGIC REACTIONS

Our tape is free from zinc oxide & latex but if you are sensitive to adhesive, acrylic, elastane or similar products such as band-aids (plasters), do not use Perky Pear® tape.

IF YOU ARE PRONE TO HEAT RASHES

 Or skin getting hot and red, please be extra vigilant and do a test run of only 1-2 hours.

The tape sourced is CE approved and certified hypoallergenic. If you are unsure of any allergies do not use the products and consult a doctor first if uncertain. If rashes occur due to allergic reactions Perky Pear Ltd cannot be held responsible and it is the user’s responsibility to ensure safe use and read all information provided before continuing with the product.

Red Marks/Bumps & Swirls:

This is normal, Skin sensitivity can differ from person to person and on rare occasions where irritation occurs, users may experience temporary redness, raised bumps which are not painful or slight skin discolouration on occasions after use and they can be in a swirly pattern because of the tapes adhesive backing in-print (the in-print is also prominent when the user is wearing fake tan as the adhesive will strip the tan). It is normal to find redness or darker marks after removing the tape this occurs as the tape stimulates blood circulation to the area making the pores appear pink or darker. This is temporary and will fade as the skin cools and when the adhesive is removed from the skin (exfoliate gently after use). Bigger busts may experience this more due to the weight of the breasts, If you start to feel any itching it may be a sign that your skin is overheating or getting hot.

 

DISCLAIMER ATTACHED TO ADHESIVE PRODUCTS

Whilst the above occurs only in a very small amount of users, we take care to provide Skin Safety information on our website, You can find this information easily on our main website menu, on the product packaging to the back and a specially created enclosed safety leaflet which is a small version of this page and links here for full information. We also include a disclaimer on our product listings underneath the product description for full transparency on any risks involved when using adhesives on the skin. We ask you to read this before using our tape products. Adhesive tapes are very sticky and must be used with care. Especially in warm weather & users where the skin is not used to tape use. Please read all information to avoid skin injury.

Perky Pear® Ltd cannot guarantee users completely free from injury as skin sensitivity can differ between users. Though extremely rare the tape sourced by Perky Pear® Ltd from a credible global manufacturer is not completely exempt from causing blistering and marks. A small percentage of users may experience blisters.  Information is provided to help avoid this as skin irritation occurs not due to the products but due to certain circumstances during wear of adhesive tapes.

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Perky Pear Ltd will not provide any products to our users until the terms and conditions are accepted and acknowledged, our terms include this skin safety information page which forms the whole of our safety disclaimer. This safety disclaimer is transferable and applies to all sales of Perky Pear products including from authorised retailers who stock the Perky Pear brand. Once accepted at the checkout the customer can then purchase our products.
5.  Perky Pear asks that users do not abuse or overuse the products. It is the customer’s responsibility to read all terms and conditions and watch all how to apply and remove videos before using the tape. No products can be sold to the user unless the terms and conditions are accepted, our terms include the above safety disclaimer. Once accepted the user can then pay and receive the goods.
5a. We cannot always guarantee the user freedom from injury in all cases. This website and the information, services, products and materials contained on are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranty. PERKY PEAR® Ltd disclaims all representations and warranties, expressed or implied, as to the operation of the website and the information, services, products, and materials on this website, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Under no circumstance will PERKY PEAR® Ltd be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of this website or any goods or services obtained on this website, including direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special or punitive damages (even if PERKY PEAR® Ltd has been advised of the possibility of such damages), to the fullest extent permitted by law.
5b. Do not use Perky Pear® Tape if you have been diagnosed with cancer as it may interfere with treatment and disease management strategies employed by your medical professionals. Please note that the use of adhesives may cause your skin to become lighter or darker where the adhesive was in contact with your skin. Do not use on broken skin, sunburn, rashes or if you have any skin pigmentation/disorders or if you’re breastfeeding or lactating.
5c. The adhesive sourced by Perky Pear Ltd is medical grade and CE approved and used globally in the physiotherapy and athletic industries. Perky Pear Ltd sources the material from a certified approved manufacturer and does not own the material used for our trademarked design. The tape material used by Perky Pear® Ltd is CE approved and safe to the skin, sourced from a credited and certified manufacturer in the medical industry. Perky Pear Ltd does not individually own the material sourced.
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