Your Sport: Hiking
Problem: Bug bites, chafing, and scratches
Solution: If you’re going to spend time in the bush, you’re going to get dinged up. Give yourself a head start with Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellant ($8, burtsbees.com), an all-natural spray with rosemary, citronella, and lemongrass essential oils that have been shown to discourage nasty critters from sucking blood. Post-hike, calm your chafed skin with Skinfix Rash Repair Balm ($18, skinfix.com). A mix of jojoba and sweet almond oils reduces redness and soothes rashes. And if your foray into the wilderness has left you with any scrapes or scratches, look for an aloe-based gel to ease the sting, facilitate faster skin healing and lower your chances of scarring. One good bet: Miracle of Aloe Miracle Ointment ($10, miracleofaloe.com). First created by the U.S. government to treat battlefield burns, this soothing topical gel will have you back on the trails by the weekend.
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