How to Recover From a Music Festival

Augusta Falletta
How to Recover From a Music Festival
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If you’re lucky enough to go to a music festival over the spring/summer season, you’re in for one of the best weekends of your life. The new music that’s debuted, the crowd of eclectic people, and the insane flower crowns all make for a time to remember. But, the aftermath of a festival isn’t as glamorous as the festival itself – the sunburn, the chipped manicure and the clogged pores need to be remedied, and fast.

To help you get back on track after a long weekend in the sun (whether you were at a music festival or a mini-vacation), we’ve put together a guide for how to recover from a music festival. Take a look at the list above and tell us your best recovery method in the comments below!

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After a long weekend at a music festival, you'll need some time to recover. Make it easy on yourself and follow these steps! 

Get a good facial cleanser. Between the sweat, dirt and oil no doubt happening on your face, plus the lack of showering that happens at music festivals, your pores need a good scrubbing. A clarifying cleanser is best, like this one from Murad. 

(Murad Clarifying Cleanser, $26,

Get rid of a headache with a pain reliever. When you're spending entire days in the sun, not drinking enough water and not sleeping at night, you'll likely feel sluggish on your first Monday back to work. Hangover or not, treat what you're feeling with something like Blowfish. 

(Blowfish for Hangovers, $11.99,

Restore your nails with cuticle cream. They've probably been dried out and chipped all festival long, so bring them back to life with a cuticle cream like this one from Burt's Bees. 

(Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream, $5.99,

Help your heels. You're likely not wearing stilettos at a music festival, but the amount of walking in sandals that happens at a music festival can wreak havoc on your heels. This hydrating stick from Butter London is genius and will take care of any cracks that may have happened to your feet. 

(Butter LONDON Stiletto Stick, $30,

Rescue your skin with aloe. Hopefully you were mindful to use SPF while you were basking in the sun, but you likely need a bit of sunburn relief after a weekend outside. Use an after-sun skin care product with aloe, like this one from Clinique. 

(Clinique After-Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe, $23,

Do a mini-cleanse. Besides the fruit you may have eaten, music festival food is typically incredibly unhealthy, and your body needs a break. With a three day mini-cleanse, you'll get back on track with health in no time. 

(3 Day Cooler Cleanse, $58/day,

De-puff your eyes. Just as a lack of sleep and water affects your skin, it can create a puffy eye situation. Combat dark circles and bags with an eye-roller gel, like this one from Vichy. 

(Vichy Aqualia Thermal Eye Roll-On Eye Gel, $29,

Hydrate your hair. If you're one of the girls who chose to forego washing hair in favor of dry shampoo, make sure you give your hair a good washing followed by a hydrating mask to get things back on track. 

(Phyto Phytokarite Ultra Nourishing Mask, $39,

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