12 June 2014

Healthy Festival Skin: 5 Tips To Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy at a Festival

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It's that time again; festival season!  I've seen a lot of blog posts about festival essentials in general, but not one specifically on one of the hardest to maintain parts of our bodies... our skin.

I don't know about you, but when I sway from my normal skincare routine of cleansing, washing, toning and moisturizing, it really shows.  Obviously, with the lack of water and other facilities at festivals, it's quite hard to stick to your normal routine.  That coupled with lots of sun, dancing, alcohol consumption and lack of sleep can cause a girl's skin to breakout and look very dull.

But not to worry!  There are a few products you can have in your arsenal to fight the dullness and breakouts, and keep your glowing healthy skin!

1. Cleansing lotion - I'm suggesting lotion rather than wipes as wipes actually don't do many favours for that pretty little face of yours.  I would recommend either the Simple Cleansing Lotion or The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cream Cleanser.  Both are very gentle and effective at removing makeup and dirt, as well as containing vitamins to help keep your skin healthy.

2. Toning and Moisturizing - Just bring your normal toner and moisturizer along with you, as well as enough cotton wool pads to last you the weekend.  Try your best to tone and moisturize morning and night like you would at home.  The toner will help remove the cleanser residue seeing as you probably won't be able to wash your face, and we all know how important moisturizing it... at a festival more than ever!

3. Spot Cream - Your spot cream will become your new best friend.  You are more than likely to get at least one or two spots even if you have generally clear skin, so you won't be sorry for packing a decent spot cream!  Tea tree oil is also a very cheap and effective alternative to an expensive spot cream.

4. Water - Now we all know how important drinking your daily dose of 8 glasses of water is for your skin.  And the good news is you can still do this quite easily at a festival (or get close at least!)  If you have been to a festival before, you will know that they have lots of taps dotted around the campsites and arena's, so just carry a plastic bottle with you at all times and you will always be able to grab some free water!

5. Sun Protection - As we all know, it's so important to protect our faces from the sun.  There are so many foundations, powders and moisturizers that have an SPF, so bring one of them along with you and you won't have to worry about applying sun cream to your face every few hours!

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  1. I've recently started using the simple toner and have seen improvements in my skin. Definitely a great drug store product x


  2. Great tips! Although, I do have to add something to #3 because you mentioned Tea Tree Oil and not everyone might now this: If you use pure tea tree oil on your spots, it works wonders. HOWEVER, it can also cause allergies, which will prevent you from using tea tree oil on your face ever again. Tea tree oil needs to be diluted before use. :)
    I really just wanted to add this because I hardly know anyone who actually knows about this. :)

    1. I have heard that you should dilute it but I've also been told by a lot of people not too as it won't work. I don't dilute and it's fine! I think I'm going to be doing a whole post on tea tree oil for blemishes soon anyway!

  3. This has some great tips, and I usually forget about skincare at festivals then spends weeks after trying to get my skin back into good condition. I might have to invest in that cleanser for when my festivals come around!



  4. Im going to be going to my first festival ever this year, so ill definitely take note of this, i need all the help i can get being a first timer!


  5. I do love the simple range. I've never tried tea tree oil on spots but I have heard of its benefits xx


  6. Sun protection is super important! Great tips <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  7. Awesome tips.
    I love tea tree oil!

    Much Love, M

  8. I love skin care posts! Tea tree is amazing! xx


  9. Such a great post! :)

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  10. I'm not going to any festivals but these are great tips! Especially the sun protection one, I'm terrible at remembering to use SPF! x

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  11. Great post! I would struggle to shorten down my skincare routine for a festival but these are some great tips of what to do. I definitely agree about not using face wipes. I used to use them everyday until I realised how bad they were x

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  12. Good Job Alice, very interesting reviews and tips.
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

  13. Love Simple products !


  14. Thanks for sharing the tips! I do agree with all these 5 tips :)


  15. this type of post is just in time :) and i totally agree with you on the SPF portion! i always forget my little bottle of lotion and then my shoulders have to suffer through the mistake. eek!

    xo marlen
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  16. Great tips! The products by simple sound great, I've hear a lot about them lately :) !

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  17. Some great tips, love simple products

    Charlotte / www.thegoodowl.co.uk

  18. Simple products are amazing, I can always rely on them!

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  19. I'd put water and sun protection at the top of the list; everything else you use afterwards is just trying to make up for what you should've done initially to prep your skin. I love the specific product recommendations that you gave.


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    1. Good point thanks for mentioning! I should of put it in a specific order but I just wrote what came to my head first! Thank you!

  20. i just ran out of my toner and reading this post makes me wanna switch my toner to simple :)



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