It’s the summer and what better way to spend a weekend than at an outdoor concert or festival? Friends, drinks, music is in the air and the food trucks are calling. It all sounds great, but don’t forget that with summer festivals come extreme heat and lots of sunshine that take a toll on your look and your skin! Here are some beauty essentials for you to consider so you can enjoy yourself without worry.
Just like Taylor Swift wouldn’t go to Coachella without her body guard, don’t think twice about going anywhere this summer without yours – for your skin that is. Why do we stress this? Because the sun is super-powerful. In fact, the sun’s rays are so powerful that it is said that up to 90% of changes in your skin over a lifetime are due to the sun.
Minimize the damage by protecting your skin with mineral-based protection made with zinc oxide and seaweed. Unlike chemical sunscreens, Zinc Oxide is a physical sunscreen that is delicate on the skin and helps shield the skin from environmental factors AND the sun’s rays. Seaweed is an extra bonus – it will help hydrate and nourish your skin throughout the day.
So, you’re shielded from the sun – but how do you defeat the heat throughout the day? Bring a pocket-size party favor – a refreshing facial spray! One spritz can be just as refreshing as the water bottles with fans that your mom would spritz you with at Disney when you were young, but much more chic! Trust us, when you’ve been going all day, a facial mist can be like a breath of fresh air for your skin.
If you layer on the protection, you won’t have to worry BUT in the event you don’t and forget your floppy hat, and find your face sunburned don’t let it go untreated. Start soothing and cooling it! A sunburn relief gel can be used for sunburn treatment, but look for one with more than just aloe vera. Ingredients like green tea extract and cucumber cool down your damaged skin and give it some much needed TLC. Ever heard of Thermus thermophiles? It’s a bit of a tongue twister, BUT, this is sea-derived ingredient is able to survive in extreme conditions and temperatures – just like a serial festival-goer – and is a super-ingredient for repairing sunburnt skin.
Now that you have the essentials to protect, refresh and repair your skin, the only thing on your mind will be how to hit up the food truck before your favorite band hits the main stage!