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This year, festival season is back with a vengeance. If you're new to the music festival scene, let us warn you: you're going to get sweaty. It's unavoidable when you're spending the entire day (or weekend) outdoors in the sweltering sun. Dodging between sweaty breakouts and major sunburn can easily wreak havoc on your skin.
As you pack your social media-worthy outfits, don't forget these skincare essentials for music festivals to help make your experience memorable, not miserable.
Seasoned festival-goers know that there are often no showers in sight for that weekend rocking out in the desert or woods. That's why it's always a good idea to keep cleansing wipes on hand to help wipe away dirt, sweat and leftover makeup when the day is done.
For sensitive skin, try the Neutrogena® Fragrance-Free Compostable Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes. These plant-based wipes are gentle on skin as they wipe away dirt, sweat and leftover sunscreen from the day. Or, throw a few of the Neutrogena® Individually Wrapped Sustainable Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes into your day bag so you can use them whenever you need to freshen up between acts.
Of all the items you need to pack with limited space, you're likely wondering what's one of the top essentials for music festivals. The answer is undoubtedly sunscreen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), you should be using a sunscreen that's SPF 30 or higher. Make sure you're applying one ounce (or a full shot glass, per the AAD) to your entire body and reapplying every two hours.
Pack a sunscreen like the Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Oil-Free Face Serum With Vitamin E SPF 60+. It has vitamin E, which will also hydrate your skin while you're out in the scorching sun.
Sweaty skin is a given at any outdoor event, but if your skin is on the oilier side, it could really be an issue. Oil absorbing face sheets (also known as blotting papers) are great for controlling oil and shine. These tiny pieces of paper come in an envelope, so it's easy to throw in your bag. And using them is even easier. Just press the paper on the greasy areas of your face, and it absorbs all the oil.
Another way to control oil is to get ahead of the problem. Use a shine-control, mattifying face primer like the Neutrogena® Shine Control Primer under makeup to prevent oily skin throughout the day. It's a great trick to keep your skin looking photo-ready.
If you have acne-prone skin, add mineral powder to your list of essentials for music festivals. A powder like the Neutrogena® SkinClearing Mineral Powder is oil free and gentle on skin. It's formulated with MicroClear® Technology that cuts through oil and unclogs pores for fast results.
Keep your makeup looking fresh all day by spritzing Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrating Setting Spray before you head to the next set. The formula gives your look a dewy finish and also includes hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin all day. (After being out in the sun, your skin could use some extra love!)
No one likes to deal with an unexpected pimple, especially when you're camping out at a music festival. The Neutrogena® Stubborn Acne Ultra-Thin Blemish Patches are great for on-the-spot treatment, while the Neutrogena® Rapid Clear Treatment Pads also help reduce redness and swelling in less than eight hours.