How To Get Healthy Glowing Skin In Time For Festival Season

Clare Cherry

Posted on May 23 2019

woman dancing in the field of a festival with healthy glowing skin

Summer wouldn’t be summer without an amazing festival planned and, luckily, the festival season is almost upon us. With an exciting mixture of music, fun and sunshine, you’re sure to make some great memories which last a lifetime, but it can also wreak havoc for your skin.

Understandably, we all want healthy glowing skin, but for a festival, we want to look and feel amazing during the long days and nights. Not only will good skin mean that your fun festival makeup stays on better, but you can make sure that the summer glow stays in place for as long as possible in the weeks afterwards.

Follow The Golden Rule

There’s no way around it - one of the best ways you can achieve healthy glowing skin is by removing your makeup before you go to sleep. Your skin needs to breathe overnight and a buildup of makeup prevents that from happening. Leaving makeup on overnight clogs pores and this can lead to blackheads and blemishes.

This tip is easy to follow in the weeks leading up to the festival but when you’re actually there, it’s all too easy to forget to remove your makeup once you’ve made your way back to your tent.  But, as you’ll likely be wearing colourful glitter and heavy makeup, it’s so much better for your skin if you remove it quickly before you go to sleep!

Look After Your Skin

A large proportion of festivals take place in the months between June and September, which is when UV levels are at their highest. Ideally, we should all apply suncream every day, with an SPF of 15 at the minimum. As our summer is highly unpredictable it’s easy to forget this, but if you want to avoid any last minute burns or flakiness whilst you’re at the festival, then make sure you are applying suncream every day to protect your skin.

Overexposure to the sun can cause wrinkles and skin problems, so in order to have healthy glowing skin as long as possible, regular suncream application is a must. Whilst you’re at the festival, apply suncream in the morning and regularly throughout the day to protect against any sun damage.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

We all know this, but how many of us actually get at least 8 hours of sleep each night? By not getting enough sleep, your skin will get tired, just as you will and this can lead to dull skin and eye bags. If you want to soothe your skin before you sleep, then apply a hot flannel or cold under-eye patches to reduce swelling or puffiness. Don’t forget to wash and moisturise your face before you hit the sheets, ideally using a mild cleanser which is alcohol-free to reduce any irritation.

Stay Hydrated

One of the easiest ways to achieve soft and healthy glowing skin is to stay hydrated. Shockingly, around 75% of dehydrated on a daily basis, so try to drink lots of water to flush out any toxins and refresh your skin. As well as drinking water, you can also get some of your intake from food, such as cucumber, watermelon and strawberries. When it comes to skincare, rosewater can help massively in reducing and preventing against eye puffiness and it helps to maintain your pH balance. Whilst drinking water at a festival may not be your main priority, ensure that you are staying hydrated.

After a Festival

After days of sleeping and partying in a field, no matter what steps you take to maintain healthy glowing skin, a lack of access to showers and water is likely to lead to a build-up of festival glitter, makeup, dirt and grime. When you get home, use a cleanser and muslin cloth or flannel to remove any leftover products and use a gentle exfoliator. Then follow up with a toner and moisturiser to get your skin back to its pre-festival condition!

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