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For optimal mosquito protection make sure that other factors don't hinder the results of your repellant. There are some factors that can decrease the effectiveness of insect repellents. Some common instances include:
• Wearing too much sunscreen may lessen repellent capabilities
• Dilution of repellent from rain, perspiration, or swimming will reduce its effectiveness
• Absorption of repellent into skin, and evaporation of repellent from wind or high temperatures will reduce effectiveness