Your hair can also take a beating being exposed to the sun all day long. A few spritzes of Fekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist will not only protect your hair from UV damage, but it will also keep it hydrated and frizz free. If and when your hair starts to look a little greasy at the roots, you'll want to have a dry shampoo on hand (especially if shampooing looks like a near impossibility). The gentle, soothing formula of Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is always a great option. If it's your face that's looking like an oil slick, a package of blotting sheets will become your new best friend. They'll instantly soak up any patches of greasiness and shine, leaving your complexion with a nice, matte finish.
Speaking of best friends, I won't go anywhere during my festival stay without a Bath & Body Works PocketBac. Between the frequent port-a-potty use and the general lack of availability of sinks, hand sanitizer is basically your only means of minimizing germs.
For the night time. Behold, the mighty cleansing wipe. When showers and bathrooms are few and far between, these will be a complete godsend. I can't speak for other festivals, but the Firefly grounds were particularly dusty last year, and when you're sweaty and covered in sunscreen your skin basically becomes a dirt magnet. Thankfully I had an ample supply of güd Natural Cleansing Wipes on hand, which I'd use to de-grime myself at the end of every night. They're so affordable, they smell great, and seriously are the closest thing to a shower you might get for four days. Since I usually wore makeup during the day I needed something with a little more scrubbing power to get everything off my face. I personally love these Yes to Grapefruit Exfoliating Wipes, however, the Yes To brand also has other wipes for those with dry or sensitive skin if you want something a little gentler. If you need a little extra help getting off stubborn eye makeup, these Simple Eye Makeup Remover Pads should do the trick.
Even if you were a total boss about sunscreen during your time on the festival grounds, its always nice to have a soothing after-sun lotion on hand. Coola's Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After Sun Lotion combines agave, aloe, and a variety of plant oils and extracts to nourish and repair sunburned skin on both face and body.
Festivals can be such an amazing experience, and packing smart will definitely save you a lot of stress once you get there! Even if you aren't planning on attending a festival this year, all of these products would be equally great for a beach trip or other outdoor adventure, so you may want to keep them in mind. If you're curious about my trip to Firefly, or would like to hear some of my general tips and recommendations for festival going, let me know!
Have you ever been to a music festival? Are you planning on attending one this year? What beauty products would you recommend to festival goers?
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