Feminine Hygiene and Festival Essentials
Festival season may be winding down but we still have a fair few goodens’ to go, and if you’re heading out to the festival fields within the next few months, you’re probably thinking about hygiene. From keeping your underarm hair at bay to fighting off greasy roots and bad skin breakouts, the best way to keep your feminine hygiene tip top is to make sure you’re taking along all of your festival essentials.
Top of the list is the Wilkinson Sword Quattro in Raspberry Rain. Whether you’re worried about keeping your legs fuzz free (hairy knees, right?!) or your armpits safe from stragglers, the Raspberry Rain razor has four ultra-thin blades and Aloe Vera lubricating strips, meaning you can effectively say bye-bye to hair whilst caring for your skin. There is also the practical pleasure of using a disposable – that’s right, it’s affordable (£5.69), it works and you can simply bin it once you’re done. This makes it perfect for shaving in unusual and tricky places such as festival camping grounds/
Each razor features a handy travel cap to keep it clean whilst you’re on the go (nothing worse than random bits of fluff sticking to your razor, ugh), and best of all THEY SMELL WONDERFUL! Trust me, once you’ve been even one, possibly booze-fuelled late night in a festival tent, anything that smells nice is happily welcomed. Your tent may not smell great, but at least your skin will.
Wipes in any form are an absolute blessing. As much as it would be great to take your whole Clinique routine along with you, it’s important to pack light, so having a multi-use product in a handy compact form is essential. Skincare wise, the old faithful Simple wipes will do wonders in not only cleaning away smudged eyeliner and Kylie Jenner lips from the night before, but they’ll also cleanse your skin and leave you feeling clean and refreshed. Femfresh wipes are another essential for any type of travels, especially if you’re liable to be getting sweaty and don’t have access to a shower noon and night. I have a mini pack of these with me everywhere – you never know when you’ll need a little freshen up, and just as much as it’s important to take care of your skin, it’s even more important to take care of your vagina. I especially recommend these to individuals who are prone to cystitis, like me, as they help to balance your pH – take these into the toilet with you everywhere!
And let’s not forget the slightly more fun, but equally important stuff. I’m a fake tan addict, so having the ability to easily mist on a golden glow without the fuss of a tanning mitt and manual application is perfect for travelling. Not only this, your group can share one can of the misting tan as it doesn’t touch the skin, and so is an entirely hygienic way to lighten your load!
But don’t forget – just because you’ve got fake tan on, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to protect your skin. Even if it’s cloudy, you’d be surprised at how much the sun can affect your skin. Always apply sun protection in a good level of SPF before you leave the comfort of your tent; if you’re wanting to combine it with the fake tan, apply the SPF first as a moisturiser of sorts, let it dry, and then mist the tan over the top for a smoother application.
Protecting your eyes from the sun is just as important as protecting your skin from the sun, but when it comes to sunglasses, you can have a little more fun with it. Quay Sunglasses are the it brand of the summer, so grab your don’t-even-look-at-me reflective shades and party the day away in safety and style. Oh, and what’s a festival without a little decoration? You’ll need some metallic tattoos, of course.
What are your festival essentials? How do you tackle festival hygiene when out and about? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks, so feel free to pop them down below or find me on Twitter and Instagram @chloeplumstead.
This post was sponsored by Wilkinson Sword, but all thoughts, opinions and content is my own.