Avoid Lyme Disease: America's #1 DEET-Free Insect Repellant- Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Collection-Repels Deer Ticks That May Carry Lyme Disease

NEW YORK, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/-- During the summer season, the number of people affected by tick, mosquito and flea-transmitted diseases increases and it’s more important than ever to protect yourself when enjoying the great outdoors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), tick-borne diseases are on the rise and consumers should be focused on prevention, especially in the 14 states where Lyme disease is most prevalent: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.


Having the right bug repellant can help take the bite and burn out of summer and give your family uninterrupted outdoor fun.  Avon’s full collection of Skin So Soft Bug Guard insect repellent and DEET-free bug sprays and lotions are designed to offer protection against Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies and biting midges. Choose from an array of SPF-enhanced or waterproof formulas that provide long-lasting protection against ticks that may carry and transmit Lyme disease or mosquitoes that may carry and transmit the Zika, West Nile, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.


"Bug-transmitted illnesses like Lyme disease are always a cause for serious concern this time of year," said Debi Theis, Vice President, Merchant, Marketing and Product Development, New Avon LLC. "It's important to focus on tick prevention and protective care against bugs and bites so adults and children can continue to enjoy outdoor activities. With Avon's Skin So Soft Bug Guard formulas, consumers can rest assured that they’re experiencing maximum insect repellency through formulas that are safe for the whole family."


Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard is the # 1 DEET-free bug repellant in America. So, which Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard formulas are right for you?


If you’re looking for bug repellent with sunscreen, try the Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ collection, which repels deer ticks that may carry and transmit Lyme disease.



To repel insects at dawn or dusk when they are most active, try the Bug Guard Plus Picaridin collection, enhanced with the low-odor, DEET alternative.



For water-resistant formulas with SPF 30 protection, try the Bug Guard IR3535® collection. Ideal for the beach or the pool, these 2-in-1 summer companions protect against mosquitoes that may carry and transmit Zika Virus. The collection includes:



Read and follow label directions and precautions. Ask a doctor before using on children under 6 months of age. All Avon insect repellent formulas are dermatologist-tested, DEET-freePABA-free and contain vitamin E.


Where to buy: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit https://www.avon.com/best-mosquito-repellent-and-bug-spray


About New Avon LLC 
New Avon LLC ("Avon") is the leading social selling beauty company in North America, with independent sales Representatives throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Avon's portfolio includes award-winning skincare, color cosmetics, fragrance, personal care and health and wellness products featuring brands such as ANEW, Avon True Color, Espira, and Skin So Soft, as well as fashion and accessories.  Avon has a 130-year history of empowering women through economic opportunity, and supporting the causes that matter most to women. Avon philanthropy has contributed over $1 billion globally toward eradicating breast cancer and domestic violence. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avon.com


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