Frequently Asked Questions

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A: Guidelines for application vary between the different brands and types of bug deterrents, so you should always follow the directions on the label. But according to the CDC, repellents with a higher percentage of the active ingredient tend to last longer. You can opt for a brand with DEET like Deep Woods Off! - Dry Aerosol Insect Repellent or, if you’re sensitive to DEET, look for a natural variety like Fairy Tales - Bug Bandit DEET-Free Bug Repellant For added convenience or a kid-friendly option, try Bug Band - Insect Repellent Wrist Band, Glow N Dark.

A: An actual stem of Aloe Vera is difficult to find unless you grow your own plant, but you can find the next best thing in 100% Aloe Vera products. If you like the convenience of a spray, try Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera - Aloe Mist 100% Pure Gel Continuous Spray.

A: Try Avene High Protection Cream SPF 50, a formula specially designed for sensitive skin types that can’t tolerate chemical sunscreens. Not only is this product a good choice for its waterproof, broad-spectrum sun protection, it’s also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic – so you won’t break out or experience irritation after wearing it all day.

A: Even with dry, sensitive skin, you can still benefit from the brightening effects of exfoliation during your 40s. To prevent irritation, exfoliate only once per week using a treatment that contains lactic acid, a chemical exfoliant that’s ideal for delicate skin.

A: According to Allure, there are three go-to ingredients to look for in a moisturizer: (1) ceramides to lock in moisture; (2) retinoids to strengthen and firm, and (3) vitamin C to brighten and restore radiance.

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