6 Essential Summer Music Festival Must-Haves for Staying Fresh
With Coachella beginning this weekend, it is a good time to start thinking about what necessities to bring with you to music festivals. Listening to music, dancing the day (and night!) away with friends and eating loads of junk food may sound like the recipe for the perfect getaway, but it also calls to question: What are the necessities and how can I stay feeling fresh for the entire festival? By focusing on only the essentials, you can prevent over-packing, as well as feeling under-packed! Sit back, relax, and check out the following tips to find the perfect balance when packing for an activity-filled weekend. These tips are great for camping trips too!
Choosing your Bag
The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing the perfect bag for a music festival is size. You want to ensure that you can fit everything you need, but prevent yourself from over-packing. The bigger the bag, the more stuff it will fit. However, it is not a good idea to bring a purse that will hold all that you need but weigh down your shoulders and hurt your back. A medium-sized bag with a body strap or a stylish backpack, like the following, are great options:
Once you pick the best bag to fit your needs, it is time to figure out what must-have items you need to bring. If you’re looking to stay fresh all festival long, check out the following essentials:
1. Keeping your Body Refreshed
Both the sun and the dancing will do the unwanted – cause you to produce sweat. To prevent any unfavorable smells, toss a mini deodorant and mini body mist, like Paris Amour by Bath and Body Works, into your bag. A perfect and easy way to smell wonderful all day is by bringing a perfume sample with you to the festival. Instead of weighing down your bag with expensive perfume, grab a small sample or roll-on of your favorite scent.
2. Keeping your Hands Clean
Bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you. You will be eating food with your hands and the lines to use the restroom will be ten miles long – prevent bacterial growth on your hands and keep yourself safe and healthy by using hand sanitizer.
3. Keeping your Face Fresh
Make-up removing wipes are excellent tools to quickly remove makeup anywhere. Make-up removing wipes, like these ones by Tarte, will take off any makeup on your face, keeping you feeling clean and fresh. Bringing a mini moisturizer bottle and applying it after removing your makeup will also improve the appearance of your skin and balance it to prevent it from feeling oily or dry. If you do not want to purchase a new moisturizer, you can pour some of the one you already own into a travel container, like this one.
4. Keeping your Locks Fabulous
Everyone knows that the point of music festivals is to have fun and let loose. However, it is difficult to maintain any kind of hair style when you’re swaying to the beat of the music. Let your hair down and sport a sexy, messy, beachy look by spraying in sea salt spray, like this Sea Spray from LUSH. Sea salt will provide texture to your hair, making it look like you just woke up fabulous. Also, bring a mini hair moose with you to touch up the roots and provide volume, even after a dance-filled night! Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish hair moose will give the illusion of instant fullness! To freshen your locks, pack away a mini dry shampoo. This Batiste Dry Shampoo is a mini-version of the highly-rated full-sized original. Dry shampoo will prevent the buildup of oil on your scalp, which will prevent your hair from looking greasy. Spraying the shampoo directly onto your scalp will help you maintain a fabulous hair-do without washing your hair.
5. Keep your Skin Safe
Bring with you (and apply!) sunscreen to all exposed skin areas. Not only will the sunscreen prevent your skin from painfully burning, but it will also protect it in the long run. Spending many hours in the sun can cause skin mutations and lead to cancer, so protect yourself and those around you by applying sun screen every day. In addition to sun screen, be sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated to keep your skin healthy and smooth.
6. Keeping your Breath Fresh
Brushing your teeth in a place filled with hundreds of other people and limited acess to a restroom calls for a nanotechnology operated toothbrush, that will clean your teeth without toothbrush! The MISOKA Toothbrush is made of mineral-lined bristles, which bind to and remove any debris from your teeth. This great investment will not only save you some room in your bag, but also impeccably clean your teeth!