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Scentless Sunblock

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Offline 1badtk

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Scentless Sunblock
« on: August 05, 2010, 09:24:51 AM »
Looking to see if any of you have found a scentless sunblock that works.
Looking to keep as many bees, wasp, and insects off me as possible and know that the scented sunblocks are a draw for them all.
Wife is alergic to bee stings, as is her brother, and mom, well mom just breaks out in a screaming, bull dozing, mad animal dance  :icon_lol:

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Re: Scentless Sunblock
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 10:33:44 AM »
Hmmm, haven't thought of that. What about some of the gel sunblocks, like Bull Frog's Quik Gel?

Neutrogena probably makes something scent-free, but expect to pay extra for it.

Not sure if DEET repels wasps and bees, but you might look for Repel Soft Unscented Insect/Sun Block 15

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Re: Scentless Sunblock
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 12:51:45 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: Scentless Sunblock
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 05:01:05 PM »
I know some people are against this, but on super hot/sunny days, I still completely recommend long sleeve shirts... Either something like Under Armour or plain 'ol cotton beefy T's... Or a thin long sleeve vented safari type shirt. Just don't go with a super bright (a.k.a. brand new or similar) white shirt. Bright white shirts attract as many insects as repellant. Neutral shirts don't seem to attract anything AND they block the sun AND they keep your skin cool as a result. :)
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Offline SA Bill

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Re: Scentless Sunblock
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 07:19:56 PM »
+1 for a lightweight long sleeve shirt!
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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Scentless Sunblock
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 09:03:12 AM »
+2 for long sleeves. I wear a really light underarmor shirt and a bandana, so I don't really need any sunblock.  Plus long sleeves feel better to me than the afternoon sun beating down on my bare arms.

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Re: Scentless Sunblock
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 10:29:01 AM »
I always wear long sleeves.  I really love the Columbia Sportswear shirts.  They are very lightweight, don't stick to me, do a great job wicking moisture, and hold up quite well.  Although you can get them at REI, there is a Columbia factory outlet store in the San Marcos Prime Outlets where you can get them cheaper.

I do use sunblock on my face though despite wearing a hat because UV rays bounce off rocks.
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Re: Scentless Sunblock
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010, 11:32:04 AM »
I vote for long sleeves but if you must wear something in the chemical department, deet works for bees.  :crossedfingers:
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