The good people at WaterWipes issued a press release today to remind all those festival goers to pack a pack of wipes to ensure full beauty regime is kept up this summer. “Festival season can turn skincare routines on their head while partying through can take its toll on your skin,” they say. “After a long day of festival fun, when your face has taken a beating from makeup, sun, sweat and dirt, a good cleansing routine is essential.”
Well my friends. They’re right. Festival fun is tough on your skin. But, I think they missed a trick. And they’re confused about the weather. A pack of WaterWipes is not just a-throw-in -the-bag-as-you-go-out-the-door type of item. It is an ESSENTIAL part of your festival journey. Here’s why.
1) It will rain
Forget cleansing your sun-bronzed skin. You’ll be hacking dried cacks of muck from your nostrils. The mud will be everywhere! Use wipes to declog the worst of the muck from your wellies before you set out to trek again. They’re lighter that way
2) There’s no sinks
Portaloos are a fantastic invention to (wo)man that have helped save many the soggy field from our proffered bottoms. Sometimes there will be sinks. Sometimes, some really cool festival organisers will set up washing troughs for humans. But mostly there won’t be. So use your wipes to clean your hands. Hygenic.
3) There will be no loo roll
Because people rob it all or in some hilarious
not hilarious pranks, stuff it all down the massive hole that is a portaloo. So use your wipes!
4) Pillow talk
Seasonsed festival goers will remember their pillows. Others may be robbed. Stack your water wipes behind your head, throw a jumper over and voila, the Ritz, in your tent, by yourself. 5 star.
5) Ok the face
Right, so the press release said you will want to cleanse your face ‘after a long day of festival fun’. This should be ‘three and a half days’ of festival fun. At which point you will have old make-up, new make-up, yesterday’s make-up, muck, beer, somebody’s saliva, and likely war paint plastered across your face in a smudged butterfly shape (with glitter). Then, you will want to cleanse your face.
So there you have it folks. Pack the wipes. You’ll be glad LadyNicci told you so.