With We The Fest just around the corner, we teamed up with the online beauty mecca Benscrub to bring you to the ultimate skincare prep list to looking gorgeous at all the music festivals on your bucket list
It’s that time of year – festival season! To make sure your festival beauty game is on point, preparation is key. Lucky for you, we teamed up with Benscrub to come up with an easy four-week countdown to prep yourself for all those gorgeous festival selfies…plus some post-festival skin care survival tips to keep you going. Because when you’re spending three days dancing in the sun, you’ll need to keep your skin looking fresh. Ahead, our fool-proof guide to perfecting that summer festival glow.
Week 1: Prep your skin with some TLC
The number one secret to achieving flawless festival-ready skin? Sorry, no lazy girl hacks here: you must stick with a regular skincare regime that will keep your complexion healthy and hydrated. Start with a gel-based purifying cleanser that purifies and balances your complexion. Next, soothe your skin with a classic toner, and follow up with a hydrating antioxidant serum that will brighten up your eyes. Finally, apply a lightweight moisturizer like to lock in all that nutrition to keep you dewy, glowy and gorgeous.
Week 2: Perfect your complexion with a moisturizing mask
To ensure that your skin is in tip-top shape, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! There really is no shortcut to it. Pick a nourishing facial mask that solves all your problem points, and apply after your usual skincare regime. To balance out oily skin, try Blackout’s Activated Charcoal Mask. The activated charcoal draws out dirt and oil and leaves your face feeling soft and firm. For an extra boost of hydration, try Sukin Hydrating Facial Mask, a blend of natural butters and oils that give you the nutrients for a glowing complexion. If you want to detoxify any impurities, just reach for Glossier’s Mega Greens Galaxy Pack made of vitamin-rich leafy greens and superfruit antioxidants. Then, pour a glass of wine, load up an episode of your favourite Netflix show, sit back, and you’re all set.
Week 3: Get that head-to-toe glow
Music festivals are prime time for loads of festival fashion picture taking, so silky smooth skin is a must. For a body buffer that feels and smells amazing, FrankBody’s Original Coffee Scrub is our go-to exfoliator. Meanwhile, you’ll be spending hours outdoors dancing up a heat, so you’ll want to make sure your tresses are protected from the humidity. Keep the frizz at bay by moisturizing your gorgeous locks with the Hello Hair Mask.
Week 4: Put together your festival kit
Any veteran festival-goer will tell you that it’s best to always be prepared. Let’s face it, after a few days of jamming out to The Kooks, Phoenix, and Hot Chip in this kind heat? You’ll see limp locks, sweat and grime in no time. Make sure you pre-pack a festival beauty kit filled with beauty lifesavers. Must-haves include dry shampoo by CEDEL, Lucas Paw Paw (the multipurpose cure to EVERYTHING) and of course, Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner will help you stay fresh all day and night, and makes your make-up last longer too. Genius!
Week 5: Treat your skin with these post-festival hangover remedies
After all those weeks of prep, your skincare regime shouldn’t stop just because the party’s over. All those hours spent in the sun, nights drinking and dancing in the heat is bound to take a toll on your skin. To wipe off all that sweat, dirt and grime, a cleansing towel from Neutrogena is essential. Don’t forget to double cleanse with your go-to face wash, and then treat your skin to the Leahlani Mermaid Mask, a deep emerald face mask packed with organic superfoods like chlorella and spirulina to restore your skin’s natural glow. Then, drink plenty of good old water and detox juices to detox and finally, the age-old secret of them all: get lots of beauty sleep.
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