Lifehack – Apply Repellent Over Sunscreen We have added one more virus to the list of those we are in danger of catching from mosquitos, and a proper defense is needed when you are outside amongst the enemy. But, are you applying it correctly? How you apply your insect repellent can make all the difference when it comes to protection against mosquito bites. When you are using repellent in conjunction with other skin products you might not be aware that how you layer them might matter. The CDC recommends that you apply both sunscreen and bug repellent when going outside. When using repellent with another lotion such as sunscreen, you should apply the sunscreen first, followed by the insect repellent. You should also avoid using a product that combines the two, as you need to apply sunscreen more often than insect repellent. You also don't need to pile on the bug spray. More doesn't necessarily mean better protection. Only apply the amount suggested on the bottle. Reapply the insect repellent as the direction instruct unless you notice bug bites appearing on your skin. If you're getting bitten, you can reapply sooner. While the bugs may be out to get us, that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy the outdoors. You just need to wear the proper protection and take care. What do you wear when you go outside? Are you using both sunscreen and insect repellent to protect your precious hide?