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The Ultimate Post Festival Skincare Ritual

Once the music stops and your adrenalin has been completely drained, it’s time to fade back to reality after your weekend of roughing it in a tent at a festival. As much as you want to stay in the moment, the second you arrive home it’s time to scrub up and get your hygiene levels back up to scratch (you’ll feel much better once you do). Here at Mankind we’re sharing with you our ultimate post festival skincare ritual so you can get back to your well-groomed-self as quickly as possible.

Facial Cleansers

With the skin on your face being so incredibly sensitive, it’s important to make sure that you give it a thorough cleansing to rid your pores of dirt, oil and sweat.  Begin by splashing your face with warm water to open up your pores, then apply a generous amount of your chosen cleanser all over your face and rub gently in circular motions. Rinse away the cleanser and feel instantly refreshed. You didn’t realise how much you missed warm, running water until now did you?

Face Masks

Now your pores have been cleansed, it’s important to help your skin to regain its natural glow and give it a sucker-punch of hydration. One of the best ways to do this is by applying a face mask and leaving it to work its magic whilst you relax and enjoy the comfort of being able to sit on a couch rather than standing a muddy field. Opt for the best mask for your skin type, but the purpose of this is to restore your skin, so anything which will add a boost of moisture is recommended.



No doubt that once you arrive back from the festival, you’re going to have a lot of dry skin built up on your face and body which will need to be removed to reveal a softer complexion. Not only this, regular exfoliation can help improve sun-damaged skin which may be useful if you were lucky enough to catch some rays at the festival rather than experiencing typical British weather. For your face, use an exfoliating scrub, or if you suffer with sensitive skin then opt for a gentle chemical exfoliant to avoid abrasive scrubbing. Use an exfoliating soap bar to lift away the weekend’s dirt and grime from your body will leave you feeling ten times cleaner.


Your face is now well on it’s way to being restored, back to it’s pre-festival self. But what about your body? Being on your feet for the majority of the time can really take it’s toll on your muscles, so a warm, relaxing bath is in order! This will certainly help to ease aching muscle pain and help you to experience ultimate relaxation post-festival. A stress relieving bath soak, muscle scrub or scoop of bath crystals added to the tub are definitely the way forward in your post festival skincare ritual.


Finally, you’ve pampered yourself from head to toe and you should be left clean and fresh. The only thing left to do is ensure that it stays hydrated to make your skin soft, supple and smooth. A generous slathering of moisturiser should do the trick perfectly and you’ll be left only with memories of your festival weekend with none of the muck you picked up with them.

What’s involved in your ultimate post festival skincare ritual?



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