The sun is shining – more or less – the birds are singing and the pollen count is stratospheric. Do you know what that means? It’s festival time, honey.
Now that you’ve borrowed your aunt’s neighbor’s sister’s sleeping bag, vaguely agreed to take five acquaintances around England, and bought an extra tie-dye shirt, it’s time to think about your face (and body).
Listen, I get it, we’ve been here for a while, not clean time, but there’s nothing worse than waking up in a puddle of sweat, wearing someone’s sock as a makeshift mask with a beehive that even Amy Winehouse would have considered.” extra”. Here are some festival essentials to keep you looking, feeling and smelling… tolerable.
good hair day
So much for your pre-festival outburst, now it feels like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards and that’s because you probably were. It doesn’t matter! Pack a bottle of Glossy Nectar hair oil from hair care brand Oway (£19, oway.com). It’s made with marula oil to hydrate frizzy curls and also protect from UV light in case the sun decides to come out. Fast forward to the fourth day of the festival, moisturizing your scalp is probably the last thing on the agenda. Instead, fight the greasiness by wetting your hair with a generous Batiste Cloud Dry Shampoo (£3.25, boots.com), or wipe away dirt with Sam Mcknight’s Lazy Girl Hair Cleaning Cloths (£17, sammcknight). .with).
get the glow
Even the most dedicated disciples of five-step skin care will be hard-pressed to stick to their regimen with only a faulty faucet and grass-stained flannel to play with. But that’s okay, during the festival’s two-year hiatus, outdoor skin care has come a long way. Melt morning panda eyes with Eve Lom’s Travel-Size Cleansing Oil Capsules (£20, evelom.co.uk) and The Body Shop’s Clean Conscience Reusable Makeup Removal Pads (£10, thebodyshop. with).
The most committed skin care aficionados should banish drink-induced puffiness with 111Skin’s Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Masks (£65, 111skin.co.uk) – they’ll change your life. Forget about retinols, acids and fancy creams, apply a hydrating hyaluronic serum such as Dr Sebagh’s Repair Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£69, drsebagh.com) or The Ordinary Acid regular hyaluronic acid (£6.40, boots. with). Don’t worry about the moisturiser, opt for a spritz of an anti-pollution mist like Oskia’s Citylife Facial Mist (£46, oskiaskincare.com), followed by a lightweight sunscreen like Heliocare’s 360 Oil-Free Gel SPF 50 (£ 25, skincity.com).
best face forward
Glitter is so 2018. This summer is all about a healthy glow and a shiny lip. Nobody wants to smear their face with an inch of Dream Matte Mousse every morning, only to have it smear every white shirt within a mile radius. Instead, apply a tinted moisturizer like Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer by Chantecaille (£73, lookfantastic.com) and fake a golden tan with Charlotte Tilbury’s Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer (£42, charlottetilbury.com).
Obviously, we all want to channel Glastonbury Kate Moss 2007, but we can do the “grunge-chic” without Alice Cooper’s eyes, so be sure to grab a waterproof alternative like Benefit BADGirl Bang! waterproof mascara (£24.50, beneficente.co.uk) and line it with lashes from Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil (£4.83, rimmellondon.com). Never forget to keep your lips juicy, no matter how depleted your body really is. Glossier’s Balm DotCom lip balm (£10, glossier.com) will do the job.
keep it clean
So your hair looks kind of decent, you’re wearing so much bronzer that by far you could have been in Greece for a week, but it’s been three days since you showered, and you’re smelling a little, er, more fruity than habitual. No problems. Yuni’s Bath Sheets (£19, cultbeauty.co.uk) are towel-sized biodegradable wipes that clean and deodorize without leaving you feeling sticky. After cleaning yourself within an inch of your life, try a natural deodorant like Fussy (£13, getfussy.com). It’s refillable and, unlike many eco-friendly deodorants, it really works. Dispel any dry spots with Oway’s Sunlight Serum (£31, oway.com) the dry oil can be used on hair, elbows and even chapped lips and works as a perfect after-sun treatment if you overdo it in the afternoon heat .
Bath? tick. Deodorant? Added to basket. Teeth? If lines to the tap seem longer than the great wall of China, just pop in an Amaku toothpaste (£4, amaku.co.uk). Finally, mask any lingering scents with a super practical solid scent that you can keep in your pocket at all times. Try Diptyque’s Eau rose Solid perfume (£48, diptyqueparis.com) that will leave you, well, smelling like roses.