Festival season is starting to creep up on us with South By South West and Coachella already on the horizon it’s time to start thinking of how to get ready and what you’ll be wearing.
Festivals may be fun, but if you don’t prepare accordingly, you can come out feeling like a tired mess, especially when seasonal allergy symptoms strike, and they might, when you least expect them! You’re used to suffering at home when the drugstore is just a few blocks away, but what if you’re stuck in the middle of the desert with no relief in sight?
Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here, to remind you how and what to pack to make sure you come out on top this festival season, ready to enjoy the music and the sun! We rounded up five essential ways to pack and prepare for festival season.
1. Pack Breathable Clothing
Neoprene and polyester might be your friend in the winter, but in the summer, opt for sheer, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen to keep you cool and happy all day long.
2. Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen
This one is essential, especially if you wear make up. The proper sunscreen to be worn under your make up can make or break your festival experience (you’ll stay gorgeous and protected all day). Nothing can ruin the fun faster than a sunburn. Reapply often and don’t forget the often-missed part of your hair ladies!
3. Pack Everything, Including Allergy Meds
You don’t have to bring your suitcase to the festival everyday, so pack everything, even some emergency REACTINE®. You never know when seasonal allergies will strike and there’s nothing worse than arriving somewhere and coming down with some kind of fatigue that gets in the way of your fun. Do yourself a favour and check REACTINE’s® handy dandy daily pollen forecast and familiarize yourself with their allergy guide to get a better idea of identifying symptoms, what causes them and what types of allergies you might be affecting you.
4. Stay Hydrated
This one seems like an easy one, but don’t forget to stay hydrated if you’re flying to a festival. Drink lots of water before, during and after the flight and look for beverages that are high in electrolytes, such as coconut water. There’s nothing worse than starting your vacation feeling worn out, dehydrated, with a headache.
5. Do Your Research
Familiarize yourself with the festival line up! This will help you navigate each day at better and help to ensure you don’t miss any of the acts that made you want to go to the festival in the first place. Make a playlist to get you pumped and download the festival apps and set up the push settings so you can stay on top of any last minute changes in the line up!
*This post was sponsored by the makers of REACTINE®. Thoughts and opinions are my own.