So you’re back from a festival; tired, dishevelled and quite possibly unwashed (dry shampoo doesn’t count). After catching some much needed sleep you’ll need to get back on form beauty-wise. Here is my list of essentials to blow those post-festival cobwebs away.
Firstly try a soak in the tub Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oil (RRP £40) to relax and unwind any aching muscles. Weleda Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash (RRP £7.95) with it’s natural formula will gently cleanse without stripping the skin and will envelope you in a fresh scent of roses.
While relaxing you could apply a face mask. A good one would be Montagne Jeunesse Very Berry (RRP £1) with soothing Aloe Vera, nourishing Peach Kernal Oil and antioxident-rich cranberries and blueberries. This mask will cleanse, rehydrate and repair.
If you’re feeling sluggish and your skin is dull try exfoliating with Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing (RRP £13.85). This is very high in Coconut Oil which will moisturise at the same time as sloughing off dead skin cells and boosting circulation. Remember to be gentle and avoid any areas that may be sun burnt.
Next you’ll need to tackle that barnet and after shampooing and conditioning (preferably with a moisturising shampoo such as Garnier Ultimate Blends RRP £3.89) I’d recommend something like Dr Organic Argan Oil Hair Serum (RRP £14.99) to really help hydrate frazzled hair.
After sorting out the ‘do it’s time to turn your attention to your skin. For the face a light, gel moisturiser such as Clinique Moisture Surge (RRP £32, 50ml) is perfect as it’s cool, light texture will soothe the skin and it is also really hydrating. Try to apply a facial oil first to really boost hydration. I like Balance Me Radiance Face Oil (RRP £24.99), which is rich in healing oils such as yarrow and chamomile, as well as camelia and rosehip oils said to help reduce redness, uneven skin tone and minimise the visible skin damage.
If your skin is parched and tender from sun exposure you won’t want a heavy body lotion, instead try a spray like Garnier’s Ultimate Beauty Oil (RRP £7.49) which requires only a light touch to rub in and is moisturising without heaviness or stickiness. The Almond, Argan, Macadamia and Rose oils will give your skin a much needed boost. Weleda Skin Food (RRP £7.95) is also ideal to soothe any sore or dry patches of skin on the body.
Finally your hands and feet will want some TLC. Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion* (RRP £11.99) is perfect as the peppermint and parsley leaf oils will help to ease achy feet and freshen them up. Tackle dry cuticles with Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream* (RRP £5.99) and finish off with Soap&Glory Hand Food (RRP £5.00) for hydration without stickiness.
Hopefully a really good pamper session will soon have you feeling slightly more human and ready for the adventure.
This was Part Two of my Festival Essentials post. If you missed Part One, featuring the beauty products you should take to a festival, it can be found here!