Yesterday on Smitten, Cheryl wrote about her honeymoon horror story, which involved some enormous mosquito bites. Eeks! So here's my end-of-summer question: Do you tend to be bitten by mosquitoes a lot? Do they love you? Your answer to that question could reveal something really interesting about yourself...
Check this out: If you tend to get more mosquito bites than the average person (hi Cheryl)--I also fall into this category, they love me!--it isn't because your blood is "sweeter." (But isn't that a cute way to think about it?)
No, the reason for the bites, say researchers, is that you're just not that stressed out, and mosquitoes are turned off by the scent of stress. According to recent findings by scientists in England, our bodies produce certain odors (don't worry, you don't stink!) when we're stressed, and mosquitoes can't stand them.
Do you tend to be a mosquito magnet like me? I always thought it was a curse, but it's fun to hear the silver lining--I guess I'm managing my stress pretty well!
P.S. I recently heard about an all-natural insect repellent patch (yep, you wear it) called "Don't Bite Me" that contains Vitamin B1, which is believed to be a natural way to keep bugs away. Might be worth checking out if you're like me and don't like chemical bug sprays.
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