With Glastonbury and T in the Park behind us and Bestival fast approaching, it’s time to break out the bohemian vibes and flaunt those flower crowns as the British festival season is in full swing.
Why bother with washing your hair when you don’t have access to a hair dryer or straighteners to tame that frizz? Get creative with your locks and practice some different ways to plait your hair…
Whatever your festival plans are this summer, don’t let stressing out over a lack of beauty routine be one of them. Living in a tent and doing your business in a portaloo while donning waterproofs and wellies for four or five days doesn’t mean you have to compromise on looking fresh and flawless. Mud, mayhem, and moon-lit partying can leave your skin looking dehydrated and dull so make sure you stay looking your festival best with these top tips.
If there are two items you need for four days out in a field with very little shade, it’s some good quality SPF and a hat! Sunburn is never a good look, not only will it damage your skin in the long run – if you overdo it and get sunstroke, you’ll miss out on all the fun!
Stay sun-safe with a natural sun lotion from Green People, which offers broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, an innovative tan accelerating formula, and handy travel sizes.
Why bother with washing your hair when you don’t have access to a hair dryer or straighteners to tame that frizz? Get creative with your locks and practice some different ways to plait your hair (Hello YouTube tutorials!) before you catch that coach with your rucksack and tent in hand. Once you’re knee-deep in mud you won’t think twice about a bit of grease. Plus, you’ll discover there’s plenty more fun to be had in the field when hair washing isn’t a top priority.
If greasy hair is the bane of your life even with hot running water at your disposal, invest in some dry shampoo to get you through the long weekends. This organic dry shampoo from Tabitha James Kraan leaves hair full of volume and freshness whilst combatting oiliness for perfect, unkempt bed-hair, or should I say tent-hair.
When your usual beauty ritual goes out the tent window, the easiest option is to grab some cheap face wipes to remove the day’s dirt and grime. They’re quick and easy to use and can double up as a wet wipe for sticky hands. However, although they are convenient for festival life, face wipes are often full of nasties that can irritate and dry out your skin.
Cleansing wipes often contain huge amounts of chemical components to keep them moist, effective, and preserved. Surfactants and emulsifiers are some of the nasties which you’ll find in your cleansing wipes. These all help with dissolving and lifting makeup, oil, and dead skin but without rinsing those ingredients off, you run the risk of leaving a grimy residue and subjecting your poor skin to an array of irritating chemicals that will sit on the skin’s surface.
Instead of wrecking your complexion with these chemical-laden cloths, pick up a packet of these biodegradable facial wipes from Rawganic that use Aloe Vera and Green Tea to soothe and condition skin, while removing all traces of makeup and impurities.
Say No to B.O.
When you’re dancing at the main stage from dusk till dawn, things can get a little sweaty and smelly! Just because you don’t have access to a shower, doesn’t mean you have to let your basic hygiene slip.
Green People’s organic deodorants contain prebiotics, which support healthy skin flora and restrict odour-forming bacteria, while zinc ricinoleate acts like a sponge to absorb odour molecules, meaning that you can stay fresh all day and night.
Make the Most of Multi-Purpose
Fitting four days worth of belongings into one rucksack is hands-down the biggest challenge when it comes to festival preparation. Let’s face it, when it comes to festival make-up, less is always more so instead of packing lipsticks, blushers, and eye shadows, look for multi-tasking beauty buys that are oh-so-convenient and give you an effortless chic vibe. ‘Smile’ Lip2Cheek pot from RMS Beauty is a creamy peachy pigment that works beautifully on lips, eyes, and cheeks.
Keep Cool with Mists
Back in our ‘normal life’, a facial mist is our skin’s best friend when it comes to setting make-up and perfecting our look, but pop it in your rucksack and you won’t be sorry! Not only will it help cool your skin after a day of sun and summer soundtracks but it can also be used in place of face wipes. Simply spritz over your skin and wipe away the day’s grime with a cotton pad.
Juice Beauty’s Hydrating Mist is a harmonic blend of antioxidant-rich white and red grape juices, soothing aloe vera, and plant extracts to keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated all weekend long.
What are your festival beauty favourites? Let us know in the comments below!