First, the bad news. The mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to a birth defect called microcephaly, has put the kibosh on travel plans where the virus is rampant (28 cases of the Zika virus have been detected in the U.S. in travelers returning from affected areas; 67 cases of the disease have been reported in the US territories in travelers who acquired it through local mosquito-borne transmission). But that doesn’t mean you need to spend all day, every day indoors.
Now, the good news. Your #1 solution to a Zika-free summer is our water-resistant line that promises to keep your family safe on any given sun day. So, without further ado, meet your first line of defense:
FOR THE ADULTS
Our Skin So Soft Bug Guard Gentle Breeze SPF 30 Lotion is fast-absorbing, water-resistant for 80 minutes and is chock-full of moisturizing Vitamin E and aloe. ($14)
FOR THE KIDDOS
No more missed spots on exposed skin! Skin So Soft Bug Guard Cool ‘N Fabulous Disappearing Color Lotion goes on blue, but vanishes when it’s rubbed in. Don’t forget to reapply every 80 minutes. ($14)
BONUS TIP: For added protection after the beach when you’re on the boardwalk, wear light-colored styles — insects are drawn to darker colors, as they can see them more easily — that are made of fabrics that have been treated with insect repellent.