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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Oh Those Pesky Bugs!!

You know how it is when you're outdoors trying to enjoy fresh air and sun, and pretty soon you become a meal for insects, especially mosquitoes or biting flies. You decide you want to put some insect repellent on to avoid bites, but how do you know which insect repellent products to use?


There are several good types of bug repellent available, which are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The most common are those containing DEET, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus and Picaridin, which is found less often and contains ingredients extracted from pepper.


Bugs Are More Than a Nuisance

The truth is, bugs like mosquitoes and ticks are more than simply a nuisance, they can carry diseases. It's critical to make bug repellent a part of your easy skin care routine to prevent bites. Skin care begins with replenishing moisture, but if you're going to spend time outdoors, insect repellent and sunscreen are also important.


It's good to include insect repellent products among your skin care products to prevent harmful bites and potentially protect yourself from illnesses bugs carry. Once you get used to including insect repellent as a part of your easy skin care routine, it will become second nature.


How Do Repellents Work?

Insect repellent products work to deter insects, not to harm or kill them. It creates a scent that insects don't like, making them stay away. It's a lot like bad perfume. People stay away when they don't like certain scents, and insects are similarly deterred when they don't like scents.


Smart skincare is enhanced with bug repellent and sunscreen, especially when you must be outdoors for extended periods. Including repellents as part of your skin care products usually, won't harm your skin unless you are very sensitive. Fortunately, this rarely happens.

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