A 6-Step Festival Skincare Routine

Oh how we’ve missed festivals… but one thing we haven’t missed is how the limited facilities mean that we have to streamline our extensive skincare routines down to just a few steps. When you’re living in a tent in a field for a weekend, where your main priorities are catching the next act and having fun with your friends, your usual skincare commitments can slip right down the agenda. But do yourself a favour – at least try and take your makeup/glitter/face gems off and slap some moisturiser on before you crawl inside your sleeping bag. To make things a little easier, we’ve got a quick and simple skincare routine together, so you have one less thing to think about.

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When it comes to washing your face, you want to keep things simple. Now is not the time for carrying three different cleansers with you or trying out a new exfoliating formula. Instead, stick to the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – it’s refreshing, effective at cleansing your skin, and won’t upset or disrupt your skin’s natural balance. What’s even better is that it’s available in a travel size, making it ideal for packing in your festival bag.


Next up is moisturiser. If you’re planning on drinking and partying until the early hours, then you’re going to want to make sure you keep the moisture levels in your skin topped up. The Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Day One Moisturiser is a no-fuss options that does a great job at keeping your skin soft, smooth, and hydrated. It also makes a really good base for makeup, making it a multi-tasking must-have.


If there’s only one thing that you remember to apply, make it your SPF. With limited indoor space and the chance of a heatwave (wishful thinking), you’re going to want to make sure that your skin is protected. No one likes sun burn, especially when you should be living your best life at a festival. A new go-to of ours is the Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum. It’s lightweight, hydrating, and gives a healthy glow to your skin.

Face Mist

To keep your skin feeling fresh all day and night long, you’re going to want to pack a face mist and you can’t go wrong with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea. Whether it’s a wake-me-up first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up mid-afternoon, or a freshen-me-up after hours of dancing, this is the one. The miniature size means that it’s perfect for keeping in your handbag for on-the-go.

Spot Patches

Spending multiple days partying and sleeping in a field may result in the inevitable – an unexpected breakout. But don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. The By BEAUTY BAY Dot-A-Spot Blemish Stickers With Hydrocolloid are your saviours. These hydrocolloid patches help to protect and reduce breakouts.


As much as we like to minimise our beauty waste, wipes are a must-have at a festival. The Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes are the ones to reach for to remove your makeup and give your skin a quick refresh whenever you need.