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Sun Insect Protection

Sun & Insect Protection

Insects can be a bit of a problem when you go camping or hiking, but these problems can be avoided!

Take advantage of Anaconda's range of Sun & Insect Protection so you can enjoy your camping trip without any nasty critters.

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Can I buy protection from the sun and insects at Anaconda?

Yes, you can. Here at Anaconda, we have everything you need to protect you and your family from the sun’s harmful UV rays, as well as repellents to keep those pesky bugs and insects away. Shop online or in store now for our range of top quality sun protection and insect repellents, available now at Anaconda’s bargain prices.

What is included in this range?

There is a wide collection, and there are many different products included, check out our handy little guide below, so that you choose just what you need.

Sunscreen: We have a range of different sunscreens available, check out the specifications of each one to ensure that you get the right one for you Some of our sun cream products also come with an insect repellent included, getting two jobs done for the price of one!

Insect Repellent: Flying insects can be more than just a nuisance, and they can transmit a number of ailments and diseases. Here at Anaconda, we have multiple types of insect repellents available including both natural repellents and protective wear.

Protective Gear: If you want to keep mosquitoes and other flying insects away from your head, face and neck, wear one of our head nets with your usual hat.

Natural Repellents: Also included within this collection is our range of natural repellents featuring citronella. Citronella is a gentle plant-based insect repellent that has been proven successful in repelling mosquitoes. With tea lights, pots and classic oil available, this may just be the perfect addition to any garden party this summer.

Bite Relief: This section also features products that are designed to soothe and relieve bites and stings.

Why should I wear sunscreen?

Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can cause lasting damage to the skin, potentially resulting in skin cancer as well as accelerating signs of ageing and causing permanent damage. Experts recommend that you wear sun cream every day, not just in summer, as even on cloudy days up to 80% of the sun’s rays can still penetrate your skin. Your sun cream should have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15 and at least four-star UVA protection. Apply liberally and regularly to exposed skin at least twenty minutes before you go outside. Reapply often and remember to protect your lips also, look for a lip balm or lipstick that has a high SPF factor. Even if your sun protection states that it is waterproof, you should always reapply after going in the water, as it can be removed by sweating and towelling yourself dry. Even if you are wearing sun cream, it is recommended that you spend time in the shade when the sun is the strongest. Take extra care to protect children and always check the expiry date before use.

Why should I wear insect repellent?

Insect repellents help to prevent bites from insects such as mosquitoes, who are responsible for the transmission of serious diseases such as Malaria and West Nile Virus. You should apply repellent sparingly to exposed skin prior to going out and about, but always ensure that you have read the label carefully. Wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible and do not use repellents that have more than 10% DEET on children.

Will a higher percentage of DEET give me better protection?

DEET is the active ingredient in many insect repellents, and it is considered to be very effective. However, a higher percentage of DEET will not make your product work better, but instead, will allow it to work for longer.

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