Mosquito Repellent and Sunscreen

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How should I use insect repellent with sunscreen?

Mosquito Repellent and Sunscreen

Be cautious with combination products (such as those containing both sunscreen and insect repellent). Sunscreen should be applied generously, while an excessive application of insect repellant isn't necessarily a good idea.

When in a situation where you need to apply both sunscreen and insect repellant, skip the two-in-one option. Instead, use a separate sunscreen (applied liberally) followed by a light application of insect repellent as a mosquito barrier.

   

Comments

5/17/2009 3:23:45 AM
Kristen said:

I actually have read that by applying mosquito repellent (specifically one containing DEET) in combination with sunscreen the sunscreen has been found to be up to 33% less effective




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