Skin Balm and Backpacking: Skin Care While Backpacking Quiz

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About This Quiz

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.

What type of clothing is recommended to protect skin while backpacking?

Wearing pants, long sleeves and a wide-brimmed hat can protect you from the dangers of the sun and insects.

What type of material is best to wear to block more ultraviolet rays?

Synthetic materials like nylon can block more UV rays and are designed to purge moisture as you sweat.

What's the recommended sun protection factor (SPF) to protect against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays?

Dermatologists recommend using products with a SPF of at least 30 for protection against harmful rays.

What product is useful for keeping moist skin dry?

Talcum powder will keep your skin dry and can help protect from heat rashes.

What is trench foot?

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.

In freezing temperatures, which ingredient should not be in skin balms?

Choose products that don’t have water in their formulas. This will protect against frostbite since the ingredients won’t freeze your skin.

What is DEET?

DEET is the primary ingredient in insect repellents. While the smell keeps insects away, applying it too often could lead to health hazards.

When using sunblock and insect repellents separately, which should you apply first?

If using sunblock and an insect repellent, apply the sunblock first.

Why is sunblock important, even in snowy conditions?

Snow reflects the sunlight well; therefore the skin could be blasted by the sun twice.

What famous oil is used to sooth sunburns, blisters and blisters?

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.

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