It’s already hard enough to keep the bumps and other imperfections from appearing on our skin… with breakouts, acne scars, discoloration from the sun, etc, but when we have to fight off the mosquitoes too?! That’s just a nuisance.
It’s summer time so we are definitely going to show off that preordered bikini, but bug repellant is just one more thing we need to add to the summertime checklist! Here is a list of different things you can do to fend off insect bites while you’re hanging poolside!
Bug Bite Prevention List
- Wear loose fitting clothing so when insects try to bite, their chances of contacting the skin will be slim. Mosquitoes are also attracted to dark clothing so there’s another reason to break out your pastel and light colored tanks!
- Using orange and lemon peels to rub on the skin helps deter a mosquito’s blood lust. They can’t stand the citrus smell!
- Being around water will especially attract mosquitoes so making sure to bulk up on bug spray at the pool is a must plus.
- Garlic is also another smell mosquitoes can’t stand! That would figure if this veered off vampires!
For those who have already been exposed to the bug bite madness, here is a list of remedies you can do to treat the bumps:
- Any antihistamine cream or lotion applied on contact of the bite will immediately alleviate the urge to scratch. Washing the bitten area with antiseptic will also help relieve any pain or itch.
- Mix baking soda and warm water. One tablespoon to one pint is recommended and to be applied softly to the affected area. After a few minutes, rinse off with water.
- Apple cider vinegar can also be used as a treatment. Dip a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and place over the bite. Leave over the bite for a few minutes and you should feel the pain stop.
- Ice is a major proponent for soothing the skin from insect bites.