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Is there anything worse than having to constantly swat away insects while you’re trying to have some summer fun? I’m prone to bug bites so having effective insect repellants is a must when I’m outdoors. My go-to? Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard collection keeps the bugs away while offering a few extra benefits as well.
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Bug Guard Besties
When heading to the lake or somewhere I’ll be around water, bugs and sun I want a product that does it all! Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® SPF 30 Lotion is a water-resistant lotion with sun AND bug protection. I like that the formula is non-greasy and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. It is DEET-free and PABA-free so it won’t irritate skin. Definitely a must to keep in your summer bag all season long!
While I want an insect repellant that works, I try to stay away from products containing DEET, which can be irritating to skin. The Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin contains a DEET alternative to repel bugs. Picardin, a repellant chemical, has been found to repel insects just as well as DEET, is non-irritating and is known for being low in toxicity.
The addition of aloe and vitamin E ensures that skin is nourished and hydrated. I like how lightweight this is and that it has a barely there fresh scent. It’s great to use anytime you are outdoors and is safe for the entire family! Be sure to check out the easy-to-apply towelettes as well.
When I’m going to be outside for long periods of time in the sun, I like to spray on the Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ SPF 30. This bug spray offers all-day protection from bugs as well as harsh UV rays. The formula is DEET-free, hypoallergenic and features vitamin E to nourish skin.
Go Au Naturel
If you opt for the more natural insect repellant route, I suggest using the Avon Pure Outdoor Friend Roll-on. This bug spray alternative features natural essential oils to protect against insects. The blend includes lemon, eucalyptus, lemongrass, cedar wood, vanilla and rosemary extracts along with sweet almond oil. Not only does it repel insects, it smells good as well!
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