I love to hike, but mosquitoes tend to frequent many of those hiking trails. My family has used Deep Woods Off for several years. If applying sunscreen, I apply the insect repellent last because if you apply the sunscreen last, it can make the insect repellent ineffective. This issue leaves people with a dilemma because it is recommended to apply sunscreen more often than insect repellent; however, we tend to go on short hikes in shady areas, so this isn't that big of a deal with my family. The CDC does not recommend using insect repellent and sunscreen products that are premixed for this reason. I don't spray this directly on my kids' skin, preferring to spray away from them on my hand and then wiping the product from my hand directly on their skin. This helps keep the product from being in the air that my kids are breathing. This spray works better than most we have tried for keeping mosquitoes at bay and it works immediately, but the smell is pretty strong, and you can still smell it after showering sometimes. I think the benefits outweigh the risks for us because we would not be able to enjoy many outdoor activities at all due to being mosquito magnets. There are some pretty serious health effects possible due to mosquito bites, but I would not want to use this on a daily basis due to such strong chemicals on the skin.