It is rainy season once again, which means we should be extra careful of mosquitoes (actually, in the Philippines it is a year-round battle against them)! Living in a tropical country, we know how dangerous these creatures are. Not only do they leave big, itchy bites on us, but they can actually transmit DENGUE, which can be deadly if untreated. Dengue is actually quite common in our country–we all know at least one person who has had it. A close friend of mine almost didn’t make it because his blood platelet count suddenly dropped because of dengue. I remember my friends and I were praying hard for him to overcome it, which thank God, he did. Another friend was not so lucky, and passed away because of dengue. He was only in high school, and had his whole life ahead of him. How sad that he lost his life so unexpectedly, to a mosquito bite, which could’ve been avoided.
Because of all the first-hand experiences from my family and friends, I take mosquito bites seriously. I really try my hardest not to get bitten by mosquitoes, and I make sure my husband and Tristan are protected from them. That’s why I stock up on citronella candles/sticks and OFF! Insect Repellent Lotion, because I don’t want my family to get bitten. I’ve even invested on electric bug zappers and those mosquito-zapping racquets for our house. Health is one thing I don’t take lightly, especially when it comes to my family so I take all necessary precautions to avoid any of us from catching dengue.
One brand I’ve always trusted when it comes to mosquito repellent is OFF! Insect Repellent Lotion. I’ve come to love the brand because mosquitos seem to love my blood–I always get bitten! As a kid, there wasn’t a time when I didn’t have bites on my legs and arms (the worst are bites on my feet). Which is why my parents were always vigilant, and had me tested whenever I would I would get a fever. I struggled with bites throughout my childhood until I got to my teen years, until finally, I discovered OFF! Lotion.
Since then, I always have a bottle in my bag (a big bottle when I go to the beach or spent time outdoors), and I never forget to apply the stuff when I’m out. I love that the lotion itself is lightweight when you apply it, and it is effective for hours–I really don’t get bitten the whole day after I’ve applied it.
Now that I’m a mom, I’ve been cautious and always make sure to apply OFF! Insect Repellent Lotion on me, my husband and even on my yaya. Tristan is still too young to use it (he is only a year old), so for now, we are sticking to a baby-friendly brand. But as soon as he is old enough I am switching to OFF! Insect Repellent Lotion because I know how effective and long-lasting it is (really perfect for energetic kids who play all day). It really is the best protection against dengue-carrying mosquitoes and gives me peace of mind when it comes to my family. Two of my favorite variants are: OFF! Overtime because it has a DermaCool formula (I love how cool and light it is on my skin), and OFF! For Kids since it has three-hour protection, it is dermatologically-tested and has a sweet tropical fresh fragrance. Both are perfect for everyday use–I’ve stocked up our medicine cabinet with bottles of these so I never run out.
CONTEST ALERT! To all my dear readers, I’ll be giving away OFF! Insect Repellant Lotion Gift Packs and P1,000 worth of Sodexo Gift Certificates! All you have to do is:
- Take a selfie/welfie with your child or family using any variant of OFF! Insect Repellent Lotion.
- Post it on Twitter or Instagram and caption what’s your favorite thing about OFF! Insect Repellent Lotion using the hashtag #OFFPeaceOfMind and tag @kellymisa so I can see it.
- You may send as many entries as you want!
Winners will be chosen via electronic raffle and participants may only win once. The contest is until August 26, 2016.
* SC Johnson and Son, Inc. and other official media partners and sponsors’ employees are disqualified from joining.
Good luck! I’ll be checking for your posts everyday so keep them coming.