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Is it safe to use sunscreens that contain insect repellent?

Skip products that combine bug repellent with sunscreen. Why? For starters, bugs are typically not a problem during the hours when UV exposure peaks. Also, sunscreen may need to be reapplied more frequently than repellent, or vice versa. It is recommended that you avoid using repellents on your face, too. Studies indicate that combining sunscreens and repellents leads to increased skin absorption of the repellent ingredients.

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