Lucky you, summer festival season is upon us and you’ll want to make sure you’re staying on top of your skin care regime and looking fierce. In a perfect world, there’s hot running water, bathrooms with well-lit mirrors and clean towels for you, but the reality is THERES NOT and it wreaks havoc with your skin. Here’s our list of festival must-haves and tips for you this season.
BE KIND TO YOUR SKIN
No matter what time you crawl into your tent you need to clean your face (Insert mother’s scowl here)! There’s nothing worse than congested skin and a breeding ground for bacteria to fester all over your dirty face… because unless you’re wearing a hazmat suit, you’ll be dirty. How do I clean my face without running water? You may ask… VITAMIN C CLEANSING PADS to the rescue! These pads are so convenient and have saved my butt countless times, removing surface oil and debris it’s perfect for stressed festival skin.
SO PHRESH AND SO CLEAN
Chances are your PH levels will be fluctuating when you’re out listing to your favorite jam band in the hot sun and if you’re participating in any drinking your skin further becomes a ticking time bomb for corruption. No frets, it’s manageable. Soothing Antioxidant Mist can be used as a toner to hydrate, calm and help remove skin impurities… did I say you can set makeup with it as well? Spray after you cleanse your face to use as a toner and if you’re looking as glammed up as I hope you are, set your makeup with it as well.
Don’t be the person who looks like a zombie, crawling out of their tent to start their evening. If you’re going to crawl out of your tent, at least look like a goddess while doing it. Self Tanner the best way to quickly look like you’ve been born ready to look flawless. Tantasia self-tanner won’t leave you looking orange or streaky, just make sure you heavily exfoliate and apply 1-2 days before you arrive at the venue. Because looking dull or lackluster is simply not acceptable, Golden Shimmer from Jane Iredale sets off the look it’s perfect for a subtle shimmer from any angle. *Caution, your friends will want to use some too, so be prepared to share.*
BAN THE BURN
DON’T FORGET TO USE SPF! Even on a cloudy day the sun filters through the clouds and don’t even get me started on UV rays. Don’t risk the sunburn – it’s not worth accelerating the aging process, potentially causing cancer, or causing discomfort. ELTA MD has a wide range of sunscreen options, I recommend UV Physical based on how many antioxidants are jam packed in it, it’s water resistant and it’s also chemical and oil free.
In short: Vitamin C Cleansing Pads, Soothing Antioxidant Mist, Tantasia Self Tanner, Golden Shimmer Lotion, Elta MD Sunscreen. With these festival favs you won’t need any more than a little mascara, blush and some lip gloss while you’re chillin’ out.