(ARA) – Break out the patio furniture and light up the barbeque – it’s time for summer entertaining! Whether you’re hosting the neighborhood Fourth of July cook-out or dolling up for a romantic evening under the stars, make sure you are protecting your skin before you head outdoors for summer fun.
For those who think the sun is the only thing they need to protect themselves from during the summer months, guess again. Mosquito bites are not only unsightly, but last year, West Nile Virus affected 121 people in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, women especially, don’t have to let ugly insect bites ruin their summer fun. "It doesn’t have to be hard to keep your skin beautiful all summer long,” says Rebecca Borman, former Survivor contestant, and two-time Emmy Award-winning make-up artist on The View. “Keep your summer beauty routine low-maintenance with products like OFF! FamilyCare Smooth & Dry, which protects skin from mosquito bites and feels dry and comfortable.”
For those summertime occasions when you’d rather wear a sundress or shorts, she recommends quickly spraying on the repellent and going about your day. The unique cornstarch formula dries on contact and feels smooth and weightless on skin (unlike greasy, oily repellents).
Whether you’re attending a backyard barbeque or an outdoor concert, in addition to putting on bug repellent, Borman recommends you do the following:
* Protect your skin.
When stepping outside, protect your skin from the sun by wearing a high SPF sunblock (at least 15) to help avoid sunburn and premature wrinkles. Also, don’t forget to wear repellent to prevent ugly and potentially dangerous insect bites.
* Avoid smeared make-up.
Use a weatherproof powder to set and prevent make-up smudges and meltdowns. Facial blotting tissues can also help with quick touch ups.
* Stay hydrated.
Pack a water bottle in your beach bag, and when you stop for lunch, be sure to ask for that extra refill so you can top it off. Drinking cool liquids will help beat the summer heat and will help replenish your skin's glow.
With these few tips you should be ready to enjoy an afternoon at the beach or evening on the patio without letting annoying mosquitoes or other summer elements disrupt your beauty routine!
For more tips on keeping mosquitoes at bay, visit www.offprotects.com.
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