4 absolute must-dos for festival beauties
Summer is always festival season. And let's face it, if you're a party person, then skincare is a top priority 2. Festivals have your skin exposed to the elements pretty much all day long. And with a celebration marathon like this, anything is possible, from the blazing sun to the wind and pouring rain. No picnic for your skin.
But I'm the last one to spoil your party fun. Maybe someday we'll even find ourselves side by side on the dance floor... However, skin stress can be minimized with a few festival-ready tricks.
1. Kissing only with lip balm
A protective lipstick or balm is essential. It's hot, you're losing a lot of fluids and then there's the kissing with the handsome bearded man last night. Your lips are already burning like after a sandstorm in the Sahara. And once they're brittle, it takes a lot of attention to gently care for them again. Lip balm therefore belongs in every festival bag.
Preferably one with natural fats or gently melting wax and, of course, a sun protection factor. Because, yes, we like red lips, but not when they're burned by the sun. Apply generously and diligently apply cream
. Unfortunately, we at FIVE have not yet developed any lip care. That's why I'm going to tell you my current favourite: lip care by Annemarie Börlind with SPF 20
. This care was also rated very good by Öko-Test.
2. Reach for water
A beer here, a little wine there - for most, that's part of the festival fun. But too much and the next day is only half as fun. In addition to the hangover, this also has an ugly effect on the skin. The breakdown of alcohol creates many free radicals that attack healthy cells. This leads to oxidative stress. It can even be measured on the skin's surface. Heavy alcohol consumption accelerates skin aging.
Alcohol also dehydrates the body. The skin dries out faster. That's what makes a lot of water so important. A very personal tip: Drink at least after every alcoholic drink again on water. In this way you counteract the dehydration and slow down the consumption of alcohol at the same time.
By the way, coconut water is a really good choice. Its isotonic effect replenishes the mineral balance. At the same time, it contains many antioxidants that reduce the cell damage already mentioned. And, of course, it's deliciously refreshing too.