Working for extended periods of time outdoors can mean that you'll be exposed to a great deal of elements that can be detrimental to your skin. However, there's no reason why you have to go through the day without personal protective equipment. Personal protective equipment comes in the form of compact and portable towelettes. Rather than dealing with the mess and bulk of sunscreen bottles, you can use sunscreen towelettes which give you an SPF protection of 15. If you're working in areas where poison ivy can grow, protect your skin with poison ivy towelettes. Outdoor work that involves the possibility of tick, flea or deer fly bites call for a towelette with DEET to repel insect bites.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|