Festival season is here! So too is the Wedding Season, and Summer Holidays, hipp-hipp-hurrah!
If you are planning on a few nights away, be it camping or otherwise, then see our guide below on what to pack in order to keep your skin radiant no matter when or where you rest your head.
Minimise your weekend bag (or rucksack) and pop in a pack of Benecos Happy Cleansing Wipes the perfect companion when travelling. These biodegradable, gentle wipes cleanse the skin with the help of organically grown orange fruit water as well as organic extracts obtained from mango and aloe vera (free from alcohol, synthetic fragrances and are suitable for all skin types). Atlantic Rosewater (which comes in a handy travel size) makes an ideal toner for all skin types, a facial spritz if its hot, is ideal to set makeup or simply calm sun-kissed skin.
Dont forget to pack plasters -Try Organii Organic Cotton Plasters – kind on sensitive skin made from organic cotton with a natural adhesive to keep it in place, pop in a Burts -Res-Q-Ointment to give comfort to any little blemishes, bumps and bruises. Avoid Festival Flu by packing a Better You Multi-Vitamin Spray to help keep nutrition levels optimised despite all the partying. Finally, keep pesty bugs away with a natural, deet-free repellent such as Jasons’ Quit Bugging Me!
A few drops of Higher Nature Citricidal Extract is ideal for travelling. It will keep toothbrushes germ free and can also purify water. Use diluted Grapefruit seed extract to gargle or consume a few drops in water or juice. Also use as a mouthwash, facial and nail cleanser, skin rinse and household cleanser. Ensure hands stay germ free with Dr Bronners’ Hand Sanitiser to quickly kill bacteria when soap and water are not available! (Can also be used as a deodorizer and air freshener- spray twice or more into the air to enjoy a wonderful lavender aroma).
Invest in a travel size deodorant like Salt of The Earth for a gentle, toxin-free deo that will keep you fresh all day. Shower with Urban Veda Soothing Body Wash – a moisturising, Ayurvedic infusion rich in Vitamin E, Geranium and Palmarosa oils that keep skin hydrated, refreshed and nourished (no body lotion will be required). An added bonus you will smell scrumptious thanks to the blend of natural fragrances : Sandalwood enhanced with Rosemary, Patchouli and Peppermint. (I like their discovery sets which contain miniatures of Urban Veda face and body ranges). If that is not enough then treat yourself to a Jo Browne Fragrance – these scents are mighty despite their compact size and will last all day.
John Masters Sea Salt Spray promises fresh scented hair with beachy waves – sea salt adds texture & volume and enhances curls, lavender helps to protect the hair shaft and can absorb oil between shampooing. Just add a braid or two for Festival – Chic. Remember too that a cute hat is more than just a fashion statement – it can offer sun protection as well as hiding less than perfect hair!
Enhance your natural beauty and get a perfect complexion using Caudalies’ Vinoperfect Tinted Moisturiser SPF 25 which doubles up as a moisturiser, a light weight foundation and also an SPF. Likewise, choose Burts’ Bees Lip Crayon to give lips a pop of colour while keeping them hydrated (8 hour moisture) and utterly kissable! This doubles up as a cheek stain too so no need to pack the blusher! I like the colour Napa Vineyard best! Don’t forget mascara is a girls best friend so make sure one is in the bag. Try Lavera Mascaras for flirty, lustrous lashes without the nasties!