Maintaining your beauty routine at a festival can be hard work. Limited space, no access to running water and limited space to pack all your favourites. Here are some recommendations to help you look festival chic despite from start to finish…
Long, hot days and lots of sun exposure dehydrate the skin, resulting in a lacklustre complexion and encouraging fine lines and wrinkles. Help combat this with PureHA – a daily dose of pure, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C in individual, festival-friendly sachets. The clear, tasteless liquid can simply be added to any soft drink to help you achieve more hydrated glowing skin. Available at £29.95 from puraha.co.uk
People often forget to regularly apply an SPF30 or above throughout the day, to help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunburn can be very painful and uncomfortable and, as well as serious skin cancers, can lead to undesirable sun spots and pigmentation. Dr Rita Rakus’ SPF50 is packed with antioxidants to encourage cell regeneration and peptides to tighten and firm the skin. Its ultra-nourishing formula provides all day hydration for your skin and the summery, fresh tint and subtle hint of mineral makeup make it an essential for your festival beauty kit. Available from The Dr Rakus Clinic, Knightsbridge.
Festivals are a perfect opportunity to show off the latest nail trends, but waiting for your nails to dry can be inconvenient. The Soigné Rapid Dry Spray and Top Coat can give you an instantly flawless finish to your manicure, whilst protecting and strengthening your nails. Wait 60-90 seconds after applying your nail varnish, then apply either the spray or the top coat and it will be set within 5 minutes. These convenient polishes will seal and protect your nails, giving you a chip-free, flawless mani to last the weekend! Available at £15 from soignenails.com
Late nights, too much partying and scorching sun can all lead to dry, chapped lips and for some, cold sores. Prevasore’s unique gel formula helps to create a hydrating barrier on the lips to increase moisture and to aid healing. The blend of protective ingredients rebalances the moisture levels within the skin, restoring softness, suppleness and encourages healing when lips are chapped and sore. With a non-glossy finish, Prevasore is great for men too and is perfectly sized for your pocket, meaning you can apply throughout the day. Available at £6.95 from prevasore.co.uk
Festivals can be a nightmare for hay fever sufferers, with sneezing, runny nose and red itchy eyes really ruining the outdoor experience. Eyelergy eye drops can provide effective relief from itchy eyes caused by hay fever by creating a protective barrier from dust and pollen. The easy to use, pre-filled droplets make them perfect for using on the go and easy to depose of at festivals. By diluting and eliminating allergens and dust from the eyes, Eyelergy is a must have to keep your eyes pollen and itch free. Available at £9.90 from eyelergy.co.uk