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Small but deadly, Malaria is one travel bug to be avoided

Small but deadly, Malaria is one travel bug to be avoided
Malaria is found in more than 100 countries, mainly in tropical regions of the world, including:
large areas of Africa and Asia
Central and South America
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
parts of the Middle East
some Pacific islands

Bite Prevention
Avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes is essential; reducing the number of bites you receive reduces the chance of infection developing so it’s important to take practical measures to avoid mosquito bites if you’re visiting an area where malaria may be present.
Mosquitoes that transmit malaria typically bite after sunset, although day biting mosquitoes transmit other diseases so bite avoidance should be practiced at all times.

Our Top Tips
  • Wearing loose long-sleeved clothing and long trousers can help prevent bites.
  • Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spray an insecticide or repellent on them. Insect repellents should also be used on exposed skin.
  • Spraying insecticides in the room, burning pyrethroid coils and heating insecticide impregnated tablets all help to control mosquitoes.
  • If sleeping in an unscreened room, or out of doors, a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide is a sensible precaution. Portable, lightweight nets are available to buy.
  • Garlic, Vitamin B and ultrasound devices do not prevent bites.
For some countries with a high risk of malaria, tablets to prevent malaria (antimalarials) are recommended.
  • Find out if malaria prevention tablets are advisable for the country you intend to visit.
  • It is important to practice Bite Avoidance as well as taking antimalarial tablets; no antimalarial tablets are 100% effective, but taking antimalarial tablets as advised reduces the chance of acquiring infection.
  • Antimalarial tablets do not prevent malaria parasites entering the body, but they do help to stop the infection establishing and symptoms developing.
We recommend Peaceful Sleep Insect Repellent as a deterrent against bites from mosquitoes, midges, flies, fleas and ticks.  Developed in South Africa, Peaceful Sleep is the number one choice for Safari Rangers and has proven to be reliable and effective at preventing painful, irritating and potentially deadly bites.  It can be purchased in spray or stick format.  The aerosol offers clean, clear, non-greasy and non-sticky spray protection that is breathable and very suitable for sensitive skin.  One light application to the skin lasts for up to 8 hours.  Clothing can also be sprayed, including the turn-up on trousers.  The stick targets specific areas such as the face, ears, wrists and ankles and is also available in a non-DEET child friendly option for babies 6+ months and children up to 12 years of age.

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Created On  21 Jan 2019 17:35  -  Permalink
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Swap Winter Blues for Holiday Views

Swap Winter Blues for Holiday Views
If your idea of Christmas cheer is relaxing by the sea, watching the sun set with a cold beer in hand, you may be one of the many people who has booked a trip to an exotic, far flung destination this winter.
It may have been a fabulous summer but most of us have been keeping everything under wraps since October so if you’re heading for the beach, cruising the Caribbean or jetting off on safari, a good quality sun protection and an effective insect repellent are holiday essentials.
With the majority of shops dedicating shelf space to Christmas and soon-to-be January sale goods, the choice of sunscreens are few and far between and often hard to find in the midst of all the tinsel and Christmas trees!
Browse our dedicated online shop for a great choice of sunscreens in a variety of SPFs and sizes to suit every skin type.
Techniblock SPF 30 is perfect for medium skin that tans easily, SPF 40 may be your SPF of choice if you are heading somewhere particularly hot and, if you are very fair skinned or a redhead, you can rely 100% on Techniblock’s SPF 50+ spray, which provides very high protection for those that burn easily.
The entire range of Techniblock sun protection sprays are quick and easy to apply, very long lasting, and completely free from oils, emulsifiers, parabens, fragrance and colourants.  Providing extremely water and perspiration-resistant coverage in a light, breathable formula that won’t let you down, Techniblock is particularly suitable for sensitive skin prone to prickly heat due to the absence of pore-blocking ingredients such as lanolin.  
There’s also a Kids 50+ so if you have children in tow, you can relax and enjoy your holiday whilst your little ones are enjoying theirs, safe in the knowledge that they are protected both in and out the water.
Many long-haul hot spots are also a magnet for midges and mosquitoes but don’t let irritating bites spoil it.  Ward them off with Peaceful Sleep Insect Repellent, the best product on the market for preventing painful bites.  Available in both stick and spray format and in a handy travel-size if you’re going hand luggage only, the range is trusted by South African rangers on safari as a clean but effectively deterrent against insects. For added protection, try one of our naturally-infused citronella wristbands, a pack of 10 are just £10 and each band lasts for up to 200 hours.
When it comes to the sun, we’ve got your covered.  Shop now!

Created On  19 Dec 2018 10:26  -  Permalink
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KEEP BUGS AWAY WITH PEACEFUL SLEEP REPELLENT

KEEP BUGS AWAY WITH PEACEFUL SLEEP REPELLENT
Following popular demand from our customers, we are pleased to confirm that we are now stocking a wider range of Peaceful Sleep products.

Peaceful Sleep is the number one, best-selling insect repellent in South Africa,

and is now available via the Techniblock website for delivery within the UK and some European countries (see website for details).

Trusted by safari rangers, who spend all day, every day in the bush, this clean, clear repellent is proven to deter midges, mosquitoes, flies, ticks and fleas.

Available in a light, but highly effective, aerosol spray that goes on easily and doesn’t leave a sticky residue, which is great for sensitive and irritated skin, as well as in stick format to target specific areas such as the ears, wrists, ankles and neck.

Containing 15% DEET as well as natural plant-based oils such as lemongrass and citronella, it’s not unpleasant to use and one application will protect against irritating and painful bites for up to 8 hours.


The spray is also available in a handy, 85ml can making it ideal for hand-luggage travel only. Check out our Weekend Travel packs, containing a 75ml sunscreen for the face and body, a lip balm and an 85ml can of Peaceful Sleep.

We have also introduced a new, kid-friendly Family Care repellent in stick format, which is suitable for babies from 6 months and children up to 12 years. The Peaceful Sleep Family Care repellent stick is DEET-free, but equally as effective at keeping the bugs at bay. Combine this with one of our citronella-infused Anti-Mosquito bands and your child will be bite-free and happy.

And last, but not least, if you are looking for a sunscreen and a natural insect-repellent in one, then try Techniblock’s SPF 40 spray infused with citronella. It comes in the handy, 75ml size that so many of our customers love so it’s perfect for a weekend away or popping in a pocket or handbag for protection on the go from sunburn and bites.

See the full range of Techniblock and Peaceful Sleep products online,
Created On  29 Oct 2018 15:30  -  Permalink
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Just Spray and Sail with Techniblock Sunscreen

Just Spray and Sail with Techniblock Sunscreen A good quality,

water-resistant sunscreen is vital for water sports

, whether you are on the water kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding or windsurfing, or in the water enjoying diving, snorkeling or swimming.

The main base for many of the more traditional sun lotions and creams available today are oils and emulsifiers; these ingredients are used to encapsulate the UV filters which, when applied to the skin, tend to leave behind a greasy residue, especially with a high factor protection. The higher the SPF, the more UV filters in the formula, and this often makes them sticky and uncomfortable to apply and wear.  Also, oils and emulsifiers break down in water and, therefore, the lotion must be re-applied frequently, particularly after swimming.

Techniblock is different. UV filters are encapsulated in an ethanol-based spray that evaporates on contact to leave a

transparent but effective and very water-resistant UV barrier

. Even while swimming, Techniblock keeps on working to protect so you can enjoy the water for longer, safe in the knowledge that the powerful, modern formula will keep you sunburn-free.

Techniblock SPF 50 Wet & Dry is particularly suitable for sailing because it can be applied to wet or dry skin for maximum protection at all times

and our SPF 50+ sunscreen offers very high protection for 8+ hours, even in the harshest of environments.
It won’t run in to eyes and sting and sand won’t stick to it. The spray formula works at any angle, which allows for easy application and protection is instant.

Techniblock has teamed up with RS Sailing in support of the upcoming RS Games due to be held in Weymouth in August and there will be an opportunity for competitors and visitors to sample the Techniblock suncare range throughout the Games.  Visit the pop-up shop in the Sailor’s Hub and enjoy discounted prices or order online at www.techniblock.co.uk and enjoy 10% off your first order with the discount code RSGAMES.

Techniblock is also an RYA Reward Partner and RYA members benefit from an exclusive discount too.  Visit the Members Benefit page for details.

Created On  12 Jul 2018 11:05  -  Permalink
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Don't let prickly heat spoil your summer

Don't let prickly heat spoil your summer
Summer is well and truly here and it's set to stay, at least for the next couple of weeks! 
Everyone knows how important sunscreen is when the temperature starts to rise but, equally, many people hate using sun protection.  
If thick, greasy and difficult to rub in sun creams are making you hot, sticky and uncomfortable, try something completely different.  Techniblock Aerosol Sunscreen is a lightweight but powerful sun protection that’s resistant to water and perspiration, providing an almost transparent but extremely effective barrier against harmful UV rays.
Forget itchy, irritated and sunburnt skin, Techniblock’s high quality, UVA/UVB formula allows skin to breathe freely and doesn’t contain any oils, emulsifiers, colourants or perfume.  This makes is perfect for sun-sensitive skin that’s prone to prickly heat rash and, according to our customers, is the best solution to prevent symptoms so you can enjoy the sun.

Ultra-dry, instantly absorbed and super-quick to apply, this spray sunscreen works at any angle so it’s easy to "do it yourself” on hard-to-reach parts of the body.  Non-sticky and very resistant to water and perspiration, it’s great for keeping you cool during the hottest part of the day. 
Recommended by the Royal Yachting Association, Techniblock's SPF Wet & Dry spray is brilliant for enjoying water sports such as sailing, yachting, snorkeling, windsurfing and canoeing.  It's a firm favourite with the GB ParaCanoe team and it's also great for children who like to sit and splash in the pool because you can top up without drying off.

A range of sizes are available in SPF 30, SPF 40 and SPF 50+ High Protection, including a handy 75ml spray that's ideal for hand-luggage only travel or for popping in your bag for instant protection on the go.  Our High Protection Children's range will keep kids safe in the sun, and one application will last them for the duration of the school day so they can enjoy play times without worrying about sunburn. 
Check out our independent customer reviews on Shopping Satisfaction and Trusted Shops to help you choose the right sun protection for you and your family.

Created On  29 Jun 2018 11:27  -  Permalink
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Sun Protection and the 5-Star Rating

Sun Protection and the 5-Star Rating
The 5-star rating was introduced by Boots as part of a marketing initiative.  Sun care companies that wish to sell their products in Boots outlets, or adopt the 5-star rating, have to pay a license fee to Boots.  However, it is only a UK rating system; it is not recognised in Europe or globally, nor is it a part of any EU regulations or industry standard testing for protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Over the years, many people and even insitutions like the NHS have come to rely upon this rating system as an indication of how well a sunscreen will protect because it has been extremely well marketed by Boots as a bench mark for suncare products.  In truth, it can be misleading.  Sunscreens like Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat and even Boots' own brand Soltan, all failed a Which? survey last year after testing revealed that they did not provide the level of SPF they claimed to, and yet all these products carry a 5-star rating.

The most important symbol to look for on any sunscreen is the UVA/UVB one.  Only sun protection with these symbols have passed stringent testing and conform to the strict industry standards demanded by the European Union.



Techniblock does not display a star rating system because it is manufactured in South Africa.  However, it does display the UVA/UVB symbol and the CANSA SunSmart Choice logo.  You'll find both these symbols on every can of Techniblock.

Requirements for CANSA’s Seal of Recognition

CANSA’s Seal of Recognition (CSOR) is placed on products that offer protection against natural environmental elements that may lead to cancer, such as solar radiation.  Techniblock is recommended by CANSA which confirms that it adheres to the new COLIPA standards and / or SANS 1557:2013 Edition 3.2 (incorporating the new ISO standards) and bear the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS)

Products that pass the stringent protection requirements, qualify for the CANSA Seal of Recognition, namely the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS).




CANSA recommends chosing a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 30 to 50.
Created On  29 May 2018 19:00  -  Permalink
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