With festival season well and truly underway, you may have already been to one or two, and there are still plenty more to come. Most of us who’ve been fortunate enough to go to festivals will have been unfortunate enough to have experienced life in the campsites. If you’re all too familiar the grim realities of limited shower facilities where mud, rain, and general filth abound, then you’ll know how coveted a wet wipe or dry shampoo can become after a couple of nights of sleeping outdoors. To make sure you’re 100% covered, for this post, we’ve assembled a collection of some of our handiest festival season grooming must-haves.
Wet wipes are a festival Godsend and anyone who’s experienced festivals first hand knows it. Lower quality brands often contain ingredients which are harmful to the skin with frequent use. Using a specially designed facial wipe, like the Glycolic Exfoliating and Resurfacing Wipe from Anthony makes sure you’re thoroughly cleansed and your skin will thank you for it.
Alternatively, a deeply cleansing charcoal infused wipe like these from Yes To Tomatoes is the perfect solution for mopping up and doing away with the dirt that’s sure to be clogging up your pores after a day at the main stage.
With face wipes taken care of, some Anthony Shower Sheets can seriously come to the rescue when you’re in dire need of a shower but the thought of crawling out of your tent is too much to bear. Their Gylcolic Acid, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E will ensure your body is cleaned, nourished and smelling fresh. You’ll thank us for the tip off.
Face wipes, body wipes, and dry shampoo together complete the Holy Trinity of the no-shower shower. This Sebastian Professional Drynamic Dry Shampoo incorporates a slight hold, meaning after a quick spray, you can quickly resurrect yesterday’s style and let the good times continue.
The Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo is a subtler dry shampoo product which avoids leaving white stains. Great for those with thick or greasy hair who need to use a greater amount to ensure cleanliness, as no visible white patches will appear.
Saving on time and effort is crucial when you’re at a festival, which is why a product like the Aveda Men’s Thickening Paste is such a handy addition to your grooming kit this festival season. Acting like a pre-styler to thicken and boost the hair, it has an extremely natural matte finish and fresh scent. Crucially, it’s nourishing oils and natural ingredients will bring your dry shampooed hair back to life and give it a much needed boost.
We’ve been banging the SPF Moisturiser Drum for quite some time now, the reason being that simple ways to build SPF into your routine can’t be praised enough. Defending you from skin damage, ageing, and reducing the risk of skin cancer long term, there’s really no good reason not to be wearing SPF every day. That’s why this 2-in-1 Environmental Shield Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 from Murad, which moisturises you and protects you from the sun, is one of our all time favourites.
Vichy Mineral 89 is a true catch-all product. Hungover? Vichy 89. Tired? Vichy 89. Overheating? Definitely Vichy 89. Refreshing, cooling, soothing and reinvigorating tired skin, there’s virtually no end to its many uses, making it indispensable when you’re roughing it at a festival.