When the festival season and summer months approach, you often hear of tips, tricks and advice on how to keep yourself healthy, hydrated and safe at festivals. As well as having fun and letting loose, it is important to keep yourself safe and healthy at a festival. A lot of the time, people forget just how important it is to look after your skin when you plan to attend a festival in the height of summer. Being outside, in the sun for hours, can cause your skin more damage than you think.
Here are some ways you can protect your skin from the sun this festival season:
Sunscreen Is Your Best Friend
Before you head off, be sure to apply a high SPF sunscreen to your body and especially your face under makeup. Sunscreen is the best protector against UV rays, and with being in the sun all day, it is bound to do some damage.
It is also a good idea to buy a mini sunscreen to take with you so that you can reapply when needed.
Fun, trendy and popular festival/summer accessories such as hats and sunglasses exist for a reason. They are not just for fashion purposes. Take a hat to your festival to protect your scalp from sunburn, as well as protecting a large portion of your face from UV rays too.
Sunglasses are there to protect your eyes and eyelids from UV light damage. Eyes are extremely sensitive to the sun and can be damaged by UV light more than we think.
Take A Cover-Up
At a festival, it can get extremely hot, especially in the height of the summer months. Of course, it is important to keep yourself cool by wearing short sleeve clothing etc. however, your shoulders are a perfect target for the sun to burn. Taking a very lightweight cover-up can prevent this and can also come in handy for later at night when the sun sets and a chill appears.
Your lips are prone to cracking, peeling, drying in both winter and summer months. This is because the skin in that area is more sensitive and needs to be cared for. Take lip balm and reapply throughout the day. This will help keep your lips moisturised and looking plump.
A lip balm that includes SPF is a great option to go for as it will help prevent your lips from becoming burnt and blistering.