It is important to protect your skin at all times. Especially during outside adventures like backpacking. Take the quiz to ensure you have the perfect attire and supplies to maintain radiant skin.
Wearing pants, long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat can protect you from the dangers of the sun and insects.
Synthetic materials like nylon can block more UV rays and are designed to purge moisture as you sweat.
Dermatologists recommend using products with a SPF of at least 30 for protection against harmful rays.
Talcum powder will keep your skin dry and can help protect from heat rashes.
Trench foot is an infection caused by wet and cold conditions to the feet. Sprinkle some talcum powder on your feet and toes to avoid this infection.
Choose products that don’t have water in their formulas. This will protect against frostbite since the ingredients won’t freeze your skin.
DEET is the primary ingredient in insect repellents. While the smell keeps insects away, applying it too often could lead to health hazards.
If using sunblock and an insect repellent, apply the sunblock first.
Snow reflects the sunlight well; therefore the skin could be blasted by the sun twice.
Tea tree oil is natural, non-toxic, antibacterial and disinfecting. It can also be mixed with water to create a sterilizing solution -- making it perfect for backpacking trips.