It’s summer and festival season is well and truly upon us. With popular music festivals just around the corner, such as Parklife and Glastonbury, it’s time to start stocking up on all your festival essentials. While you might immediately think of things like glitter and flower crowns when you think of festivals, it’s important to remember to pack some necessary items such as sun care products and water to ensure you stay healthy and protected. Here’s a list of our top four things to pack for a music festival.
Even on a cloudy day, sunscreen is the most important thing to pack for any music festival. While it is widely believed that you can only get burnt when the sun’s out, studies have shown that 90% of UV rays can pass through light cloud, so it’s essential to bring enough sunscreen to keep you protected throughout the music festival. If you don’t want to have to carry around lots of bottles of sun protection for a weekend or 4-day event, then we recommend picking up a bottle of our Once A Day Sun Protection SPF30. It’s non-greasy, and you only need to apply it once in the morning for all-day protection.
It’s also crucial to protect your hair from any sun damage. If you don’t plan on wearing a cap or a sun hat, then we would recommend keeping your luscious locks hydrated and protected with our Sun-Sea Hair Protection. It contains UV filters to protect your hair from sunlight and reduce colour fading, as well as Argan Oil to rehydrate your hair.
Your sun protection shouldn’t stop with your skin and hair. To protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, you should invest in a pair of high-quality sunglasses that block 100 per cent of UV rays. As with sunscreen, you need to wear your sunglasses even on cloudy days to ensure your eyes are fully protected and we would recommend also wearing a wide-brimmed hat to reduce your eyes’ exposure to UV rays even further.
It’s easy to forget to drink enough water when you’re busy enjoying a music festival, but being outside all day in the sun can leave you feeling exhausted and dehydrated. While it’s tempting to give in to your sugar craving and buy lots of soft drinks, we would advise you to pack a big water bottle instead. That way, you can top it up throughout the day, so you stay healthy and refreshed.
Finally, it’s important to eat healthy when you’re at a music festival. While there’s usually a lot of tempting fast food stalls on offer, we recommend packing a healthy lunch to ensure you get enough fruit and vegetables. This will help you stay hydrated and keep your energy levels high throughout the weekend.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement of attending a highly anticipated music festival and forget a few things, but by packing these four essential items, you can ensure you make the most of your fun-filled weekend!