Sunblock is used to protect skin from harmful UV and UBA rays, which are the rays responsible for skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkles. Sunscreen comes with an SPF rating that determines the length of time the sunblock will protect the skin before needing reapplication.
Mosquito repellents keep mosquitoes from biting skin and spreading mosquito borne viruses such as West Nile. DEET is the strongest type of repellent you can buy.
If you need both sun and mosquito protection, a combination product blocks the sun's rays and keeps those pesky insects at bay.
Sunblock and mosquito repellent come in different application types. The mixture of types range from lotions you rub in, sprays that soak into the skin and sticks you apply directly on the skin.
There are products for adults, children and infants that contain specific ingredients safe for those age ranges. All-natural and scent-free versions of sunblock and repellent are also available.