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Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101818
04/27/05 02:22 PM
04/27/05 02:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 59
San Antonio, Texas
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We got it from a friend who sells Avon products. Pretty sure you have to go through your local "avon lady". Never seen the stuff in stores.

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101819
04/27/05 02:40 PM
04/27/05 02:40 PM

We have a few tubes left of the anti-bug version of Skin-So-Soft in the Protech shop near the center of town.

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101820
04/27/05 03:01 PM
04/27/05 03:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 27
San Francisco
Bronx Girl Offline OP
Bronx Girl  Offline OP
THanks forthe info
By the way, I spoke to the People at REI- Co-op in California and they agree, although there is a product that combines both deet and sunscreen, they say it is not very effective- it only has 16% Deet. I guess I need the 95%?

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101821
04/27/05 05:35 PM
04/27/05 05:35 PM
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In the jungle, I use deep woods off with sunscreen and on the cayes I use bug and sun and that takes care of both sun and insects for me. I am Belizean so I don't need heavy duty sunscreen but do need to guard against sandflies as they make me itch terribly.
Oh, and I would recommend against 95% deet - nasty stuff plus I doubt you will need it. The only time I have had to use that was doing a mangrove study with billions of mosquitoes.

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101822
04/27/05 05:37 PM
04/27/05 05:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 168
San Pedro
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Anyone interested in AVON Skin-So-Soft...

You can almost always find it on ebay, just do a search and you can also buy direct from AVON online.

If I ever find a spot in San Pedro for the bookstore and get it open, I'll carry an assortment of AVON products, including the Skin-So-Soft! It works!

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101823
04/27/05 05:53 PM
04/27/05 05:53 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 539
JeanH Offline
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I don't think the higher percentage DEET products work any 'better', they just last longer. Personally, I'd rather stick with the lower concentration and reapply if it seems to be needed.

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101824
04/27/05 06:49 PM
04/27/05 06:49 PM
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Posts: 591
Catatonic Motivator Offline
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On the beach, Skin-so-Soft seems to work pretty well. And my Avon rep is hot.

In the jungle, I usually use a 30-06. That keeps 'em off just fine.

* I Go Pogo *
Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101825
04/27/05 08:52 PM
04/27/05 08:52 PM
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Posts: 27
San Francisco
Bronx Girl Offline OP
Bronx Girl  Offline OP
I trust what Simon Said No Rain No Bites
No Deet.

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101826
04/28/05 01:36 PM
04/28/05 01:36 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 27
San Francisco
Bronx Girl Offline OP
Bronx Girl  Offline OP
The last word is Avon skin so soft is on sale for $5

Re: BUG Spray/Sunscreen #101827
04/29/05 02:55 PM
04/29/05 02:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 47
sophnramon Offline
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We just got back- didn't see (or feel!) one mostquito and we only wore a little bug spray at night.

We used a great sun screen though- from REI. It was called Aloe Gator Super Waterproof Total Sunblock Gel SPF 40. I didn't think we would use it- I've never used as high as SPF 45 before but we really needed it for our snorkeling trips. And it lasts in the water for 8 hours so we didn't have to think about it again. The sun was much stronger than I expected- my hubby is Puerto Rican and he got a little burned where he missed with the SPF.... never seen him sunburned before!

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