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8 tips to help stay clean at festivals

8 tips to help stay clean at festivals

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As the UK festival season is in full swing and attendees spend their weekends dancing to top headliners, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene can be challenging.

At a festival you can’t avoid picking up a fair few germs, some of which might even make you feel unwell. Therefore Cleanipedia have put together some tips and tricks on how to keep clean at festivals, so you can have the best experience and stay fresh throughout.

Removing stubborn glitter

Enhancing your festival experience with glitter can be great, but removing it later can be a challenge. Safely saying goodbye to those stubborn sparkles is crucial. Make sure to remove glitter outside your tent to prevent it from lingering for a long time.

To eliminate glitter from your skin, take a cotton pad and apply natural oils like coconut oil (or any neutral vegetable oil as an alternative). Afterwards, discard the used pad in the bin. For glitter on clothes, use a lint roller or tape for effective removal.

Remember to nurture your skin

Don’t neglect skincare during the festival frenzy! We’ve got you covered with essential festival BFFs: wet wipes, dry soap, and dry shampoo. These come in handy when showers are scarce. And if you’re a frequent festival-goer with some extra space, consider indulging yourself with a portable shower.

Swift drying towel – the marvel of microfiber

When attending a festival, it’s essential to bring a towel to prevent dampness. However, if you have limited space and the weather is wetter than expected, microfiber towels are your ideal choice. They occupy less space, neatly fold into a small pouch, and dry faster than regular cotton towels. Additionally, microfiber has exceptional bacteria-capturing properties, allowing you to reuse the same towel for multiple days without concerns of it getting dirty.

Stay fresh and fabulous

Festivals can be known for their untidiness, but you can still prioritize cleanliness and hygiene. Neglected hand hygiene while camping often leads to illnesses and digestive problems. Therefore, it’s important to wash your hands regularly, even if you have limited access to sinks. In situations where options are limited, a water bottle can suffice for handwashing. Additionally, hand sanitizer can be used as an alternative when necessary.

Treat your pearly whites with care

Despite the potential embarrassment, it’s likely that many of us disregard oral hygiene during festivals. However, regardless of the circumstances, it is important to prioritize dental care. Ensure you stay hydrated, brush your teeth twice daily using toothpaste, and make conscious food choices. Avoid excessive consumption of fried food, acidic beverages, and high-sugar treats, as they can harm your teeth.

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Outsmart the outdoor pests

To prevent bothersome bugs and insects from ruining your experience, use bug spray, wear layered clothing, and keep bug bite cream on hand. Ensure you zip up your tent when entering or exiting to keep critters outside.

Bring fabrics that embrace the elements

Enhance your festival experience with fast-drying materials such as nylon, polyester, or luxurious merino wool. These fabrics are not only lightweight and comfortable but also highly absorbent, effectively managing moisture from sweat and rain. Additionally, if you choose to hand wash your clothes at the festival, these fabrics will dry quickly.

Keep the dirt outside

To maintain a clean living space, remove your outdoor shoes before entering the tent. Place a protective groundsheet to conveniently get rid of any dirt. Use a small dustpan and brush for handling any remaining muddy mess.

Conquer the elements

Regardless of the weather, it’s important to be ready to succeed in any festival situation. Double-skinned tents provide rain protection and better ventilation for increased comfort. Stay dry and fashionable with a reliable raincoat and wellies. Lastly, long socks serve as your ultimate secret weapon for added protection against the elements.

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