Element 8 festival guide 2017!
This isn’t going to recommend any tents or wellies but what it is going to do is keep you fresh all festival long! It’s the picnic weekend!! The last festival of the summer! Now I am not lucky enough to be going this weekend (yes I hear the pity cries!) but maybe I could pass on some tips to help you feel in some way normal this weekend?! Ok I am not pushing a skincare routine here (I admire anyone who will have enough wits about them or energy or time to cleanse, tone, moisturise etc!) but a few simple things could really help you maximize your festival photos this weekend along with your flower crowns.
(1) Sun protection
First and most importantly, no matter the weather, to quote Baz Luhrmann “you gotta wear sunscreen!” We are a pasty nation; getting burnt will ruin your day! Bring a proper pair of shades to protect your eyes from the sun and to keep your lips protected (we sometimes forget about them) pick up a lip balm with an SPF in it. I haven’t tried it yet but looking at the ingredients Moogoos Natural Lipbalm with SPF 15 could help any festival shifting that may occur.
If the rain this weekend doesn’t make you moist you need a back up plan! Bring a moisturiser with you. Our hands can get pretty grimy at festivals so to prevent any yukiness getting into your cream I recommend transferring some of your best moisturiser at home into a small container – just enough for the weekend. And yes use your good moisturiser – why not? Your skin deserves the best this festival season.
Most people will be washing themselves with a baby wipe this weekend so there will be no cleanliness judgement passed. But we here at Element 8 recommend you bring a few cotton pads and some rosewater or any no-rinse cleanser to use before you hit the pillow that night. Water free no-rinse cleansers can be suitable for those with dry skin. Slap some moisturiser on and get ready for day 2…
We love hydration sprays and mists so if you get into a shop today pick up one of these and spray during the day to keep your skin hydrated. Drink plenty of water (gin and tonic water with cucumber doesn’t count guys!) Have a smoothie or juice to help replenish some vitamins and minerals that may be lost over the weekend (they won’t be found in energy drinks).
So what are we packing?
Cotton pads, Rosewater or other no-rinse cleanser, wipes, moisturiser (in a plastic reusable pot), lip balm preferably with SPF, sunscreen, shades, hydration mist. Have we forgotten anything??
Following the party it might be nice to relax in a hot bath, treat your skin to a recovery face mask, scrub and exfoliate your entire body and wash away the fear of returning to work on Monday.
Let us know how it goes! Tag us @element8.ie on Instagram and twitter and use the hashtag #element8festivalskin. Let us know what tips worked for you and any other tips you found useful.
Enjoy and be good!