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Festival Skincare Guide: Top Tips

Festival Skincare Guide: Top Tips
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Festival season is finally in full swing, but keeping on top of your skincare routine can be tricky while you enjoy the music, camping and dancing. With the right products and easy festival skincare routine, however, you can ensure your skin remains healthy and glowing all weekend long — and avoid pesky breakouts.

This ultimate guide to festival skincare while camping is packed with top tips and essential products to help you look and feel your best all festival long.

What’s the perfect festival skincare routine?

Festival skincare doesn’t have to be complicated. Focus on a few simple steps to keep your skin clean, hydrated and protected until you get home:

Step one: Cleanse. Remove dirt, glitter, sweat and makeup to prevent breakouts.

Step two: Hydrate. Keeping your skin moisturised is essential to counteract dryness and irritation.

Step three: Protect. Festivals are often in summer so it's important to protect your skin with SPF.

How to remove makeup at a festival?

Even if you’re rocking ano-makeup, makeup look this festival season, one of the biggest challenges when it comes to skincare whilst camping is removing makeup (and the day’s dust and dirt) effectively.

Face wipes or pre-soaked cleansing pads are great options for quick and easy cleansing, even in a dark tent. This festival skincare must-have effectively removes makeup, dirt, oil and sweat without needing water.

Our top tips for toiletries at festivals

Here are some of the best festival toiletries available on allbeauty, to make your festival experience as fun and stress-free as possible.

Face wipes

Face wipes are a must-have for skincare while camping.Shiseido Refreshing Cleansing Sheets are 100% cotton with a dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, alcohol and oil-free pH-balanced formulation, that will keep your skin fresh and clean. Use it in the morning to refresh your face and wake you up and then again in the evening to remove any makeup and impurities.

Cleansing pads

Cleansing pads are a great festival skincare option if face wipes are too abrasive for you.IMAGE Skincare Clear Cell Salicylic Clarifying Pads use a blend of salicylic acid and glycolic acid to clear away dead skin cells, dirt, oils, and other impurities, soothe the skin and minimise shine. Ideal for removing excess oil after exercise, these cleansing pads are a festival skincare essential if you love dancing.


Never skip suncream in your festival or camping skincare routine. Thebest SPF for faceswill sit seamlessly under your makeup whilst providing full-spectrum UV protection. For on-the-go applications throughout the day, we loveCaudalie's Invisible SPF50 Sun Stick. This festival-essential SPF comes in a deodorant-size bottle and is perfect for targeting all those hard-to-reach areas, such as lips, eyelids, beauty marks and scalp.

Don’t forget SPF for your body either — trying to sleep in a tent with sunburn is never fun!Coola Body Care Classic Body Sunscreen Spray SPF30 comes in an easy-to-apply spray bottle, is designed for long active days in the sun and has a refreshing tropical coconut scent.

Face mist

If there’s one product you add to your festival toiletries list this year, make it a face mist. There’s no better feeling than a mist of hydration after a long, hot day under the beating sun.Dermalogica Age Smart® Antioxidant Hydramist is a hydrating toner that creates an antioxidant shield over the skin to help reduce fine dryness lines andprevent the signs of ageing. The mist can be spritzed on skin throughout the day whenever you need a refresh.

Spot patches

Spot patches are a great festival skincare solution for when you can feel a breakout coming on.indeed laboratories In-Patch Hydrocolloid Blemish Patches absorb impurities from the surface, unclog pores and quickly flatten the look of blemishes. Each patch is infused with niacinamide and tea tree oil helps to fight dark spots and minimise the look of skin discolouration and redness, even after the breakout has cleared.

Mini products

The last thing you want at a festival is a heavy bag of toiletries. Instead, opt for travel minis to ensure you have everything you need to keep your skin clean without requiring an extra backpack just for your festival toiletries!

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Skin Kit is ideal for anyone who suffers from acne. The mini foaming wash, cooling aqua jelly and breakout-clearing boosters are formulated with powerful ingredients such as salicylic acid, tea tree oil, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to help fight off any breakouts.


Just as your skincare shouldn’t fall to the wayside at a festival or camping, neither should oral hygiene. Make sure you’ve got a toothbrush and paste handy for DIY campsite brushing.Ordo Sonic Electric Toothbrushes have a Li-ion battery that can last up to four weeks, meaning you don’t have to worry about running out of power.

More skincare this way

Check out our full range ofsummer skincare andtravel-size essentials to make sure your skin is prepped and ready for whatever the summer season might bring.

And for more skincare, haircare and makeup inspiration,head to the allbeauty blog.

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