HOW TO USE YOUR ANTI-MOSQUITO PROTECTION?

Did you know that the way you apply your mosquito repellent affects its effectiveness? 

Most anti-mosquito sprays or creams have an effective range of about 5cm.

This means that if you stop applying your mosquito repellent at the wrist, for example, your hand will not be protected. That's why it's important to apply the product evenly.

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HOW DO YOU APPLY MOSQUITO REPELLENT TO YOUR FACE?

1. Spray the product on your hands first

2. Apply it to your face, avoiding the eye area and mucous membranes.

If necessary, you can complete your protection by using a cap equipped with a mosquito-type net.

CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT!

In a tropical environment, use protection adapted to the conditions of your trek.

In the tropics, the sun beats down hard. You’ll need to use sunscreen in addition to your mosquito protection. Be careful to apply them separately.

The right method?

First apply sunscreen, then 20-30 minutes later the anti-mosquito spray. In addition, physical activity coupled with ambient humidity greatly increases perspiration, which reduces the protection time of your mosquito repellent. Remember to apply more frequently – ideally, consult the instructions for using your spray.

How toxic is it?

Today, the most effective solutions to combat mosquitoes generally require the use of chemicals which are deemed harmful and may cause skin reactions in people with allergies.

So what should you choose? We advise that you take into account the context of the country you’re visiting. If mosquitoes or ticks are not much of a problem there, a more natural solution can be used.

 

The safest thing to do is to ask your doctor or pharmacist about their recommendations for your country of destination. Finally, if what you’re planning to do allows it, remember that a so-called "mechanical" solution (like mosquito nets or a net cap) offers effective protection while protecting you from the risk of allergies. Happy trekking!  

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ANNE

Product Manager

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Tropical Trekking with Forclaz

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