How To Cover Up Bug Bites



Unfortunately summer is prime time for bug bites. Want to hide those pesky red dots? We've got your back.

First: If you're going to be outdoors for a prolonged period of time, use a bug repellant spray, like Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition SPF 30 Aerosol Spray, $7.99,, all over to keep mosquitoes from being attracted to your sweet self. Just know that no bug repellent bullet-proof, meaning you may find yourself with a few itchy, red bites at the end of the night.

If you do get a bite, to bring down the swelling and stop itchiness, Doris Day, M.D., a NYC-based dermatologist, suggests applying Itch-X Anti-Itch Gel, $3.84,, a one percent hydrocortisone cream, or any product that contains colloidal oatmeal to the spot to help calm it. You can also pop a Zyrtec in the morning and Benadryl at night to reduce swelling and inflammation.

Once you've properly medicated the bite, apply a yellow-based concealer (yellow tones help cancel out redness) that matches your skin tone over the spot to camouflage it. One product we love that combines medication and makeup: Boo-Boo Cover-Up, $19.97,, which contains soothing aloe, tea tree oil which disinfects the area, and green tea to take out the redness.

Do you have any bug bite remedies that work like a charm?

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