The countdown to Glastonbury has begun and we are now a mere 24 hours before the festival gates open! I am ridiculously excited yet un-prepared. Everything but the kitchen sink is lying on my bed and I need to do some serious filtering of clothes to try and fit them into a couple of backpacks!
I wrote a post a few days ago that focussed on hair styling products for Glastonbury and how to make the most of messy bedhead hair. In this post, I will be looking at what skincare products to pack, essentially to make sure you don’t end up with an outbreak when you return from all of the mud, glitter and greasy food.
Firstly, I will be leaving my cleansing oils and micellar water at home and switching to wipes for pretty much everything this weekend.
I recently went to Gran Canaria and used Clean & Clear’s Truly Gentle 3 in 1 facial wipes which were sent to me by their PR team. I loved them so much I purchased again just for Glastonbury.
Many face wipes are either too greasy or too trying but I found the Clean & Clear wipes had the perfect combination. My makeup came off effortlessly with one sweep and there was no scrubbing, not even for stubborn mascara on my eyes. Plus, being Clean & Clear, they help fight spots and acne so these are perfect for my long weekend. These can be found in most Boots stores for only £3.05.
I will also be taking most of Halo’s festival wipe range, which couldn’t look more perfect for Glastonbury if they tried. They cover all of my essential needs for camping and I can tell these are going to be an absolute saviour. The range includes deodorant wipes, eye make remover wipes, surface wipes, moist toilet tissue and hygiene wipes. They come in handy little packs, great for popping in your handbag, whatever the size. I am really looking forward to trying these out. Halo wipes can be found in Tesco and the range starts at only £1.00.
Staying on the theme of wipes, if you are going to Glastonbury make sure you stack up on the baby variety! Not only are these great for makeshift bath’s if the shower queues are too long, but they can be used for so many other things. List includes wiping muddy shoes/boots, refreshing your face, emergency toilet paper and wiping rubbish off whatever need wiping!
When it comes to deodorant, we obviously know the importance of it (especially when in big crowds) but remembering to keep applying it when listening to your favourite band is something we may forget to do! I am going to be trying out the Perspirex deodorant that claims to last for a full 5 days, without the needing to re-apply. According to instructions, you apply at night the day before your festival and that will keep you going until you are back at home. I am a little sceptical, but I will give it a go (I will be keeping a bottle of Sure in my bag…just in case!).
A fun festival beauty product that I will be packing is Face Lace. These strips of glittery, colourful facial jewellery can be applied to your skin to finish your festival boho look and will guarantee you stand out in the crowds. Face Lace can be bought in Topshop and Harvey Nichols and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of designs from their festival range which I imagine has been pretty popular! It will be a pretty bold look but at Glastonbury…anything goes.
Finally, I thoroughly recommend purchasing a bottle of Boots Build Up Removal shampoo to use before you leave. The shampoo strips the hair of any products that may not be removed with normal shampoo and leaves the hair leaving super clean, soft and fresh. I will be giving my hair a good old rinse tonight with this, so that my hair is as clean as possible before the potential of 5 days with no shower.
If you are only going to take one styling product to Glastonbury then purchase a bottle of Bumble and bumble Cityswept Finish. The waxy spray gives a great messy slept in look that won’t look out of place by day 3 of the festival. It also makes hair look slightly greasy, but in a cool grungy way as opposed to the ‘I haven’t washed’ look.
I hope everybody has an amazing time this weekend, keep safe, have loads of fun and I look forward to blogging about the experience when I get back!