Get Fresh for the Festival

By Staff

Music festival season is upon us, and it's time you learned how to stay so fresh and so clean all weekend.

Music festival season is an intense experience. Faced with the skyscraper highs of amazing live music and the roadside ditch lows of sun exposure and hangovers, it can be hard to prepare for the weathering a weekend of outdoor partying can inflict on the body. With a powerful arsenal of men’s care products at hand, you can be ready for the onslaught of sun damage and stinky pits. Check out our rundown of what you’ll need to get fresh for the festival.

Bumble and bumble. Sumotech Molding Compound for Hair

For many, the music festival is the height of summer, and they treat it like a parade for their hotness. Look your best from the top down: start with Bumble and bumble’s Sumotech molding compound to keep your hairstyle in check without any evidence of a helping hand from the cosmetics industry. $26 Buy it here!

Malin+Goetz Detox Face Mask

We know: face masks are totally not manly. But know what is? Not looking like a piece of leather. With Malin+Goetz detox face mask, you can prepare your mug for the sun damage it’s about to incur and make sure you’re good and hydrated for the day. Just throw it on, give it a few minutes and wipe it away. $40 Buy it here!

Lab Series Skincare for Men Oil Control Daily Hydrator

You’ve got the pregame face ready, but your on-site protection is just as important. A little bit of the Lab Series Oil Control Daily Hydrator will give your face a shot of extra moisture, lock it all in and make sure you don’t get greasy as you sweat in the crowd. $32 Buy it here!

Biotherm Homme High Recharge Eye Shot

Every festival is a huge party wrapped in the sweetest tunes. Whether you drink all day or go nocturnal after curtain call, the evidence of your indulgence is written in dark, baggy circles under your eyes. Use Eye Shot to reduce some of the puffiness and fight the fatigue that plagues you. $25 Buy it here!

Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

Let’s face it, music festivals are full of hot girls in their ittiest, bittiest clothing, making them prime territory to find a summer (or weekend) fling. And for that you’ll need your lips, so don’t leave them high and dry; use Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm and you’ll taste like her favorite summer cocktail. $12 Buy it here!

Baxter of California Invigorating Body Wash: Bergamot and Pear

It’s a given that you’ll get dirty at any good music festival. Where there’s heat, there’s dust. Where there’s rain, expect mud. And in either case, you’ll sweat. So get clean with a fresh-smelling body wash that won’t leave you dry. $15 Buy it here!

Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Deodorant

No need to get fancy with deodorant. You can get an effective pit stick without putting holes in your pocket — save your cash for the parts you can see. Unlike many natural or organic remedies, Dove’s deodorant is affordable and, more importantly, super effective. And it won’t irritate you as you sweat, like most grocery store brands do. $6 Buy it here!

Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain UV Skin Protector

Kiehl’s means business with this SPF 50 uber-sunblock. Its waxy consistency means it’ll stick around to do the job, regardless of your moisture level. Perfect for keeping your arms, shoulders and back burn-free under that requisite music festival tank top. $26 Buy it here!

Rocks by Original Penguin

If you’re pulling out all the stops, top it off with a scent as fresh as you are. Rocks by Original Penguin gets it right with fresh apple and bergamot off the top, settling into woodsy sandalwood and sage notes on the finish. Perfectly natural smelling for your weekend outdoors. $50 Buy it here!


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