“Finally, I encourage my patients cover up when outside and to use insect repellants at all times. Apply liberally and frequently,” says Dr. Taormina.
Aly’s personal must-carry repellent that she takes on all trips is
Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Aerosol Spray.
Worried about the scent of bug protection? Consider a product like Aromaflage. They have a product that doubles as mosquito repellent and perfume! It’s quite lovely, and the founders of the company had done incredible amounts of research to produce this product and their entire line.
If you are sensitive to chemicals, essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, citronella, and lemongrass naturally repel mosquitos. “I make a natural “Bug Off” spray including these oils and others in a base of witch hazel. The trick to making a natural insect repellant effective, is to apply it every 20-30 minutes,” says Jo Anne Kelly Richards, a Certified Herbalist and a Certified Holistic Health Coach.