Festival health kit

We compile a list of the things you might have forgotten to put in your backpack

With so much to prepare for the big weekend (outfits, make-up, body glitter…), it’s easy to forget some of the essentials, especially when it comes to your health. Don’t worry – our handy festival checklist is here to help make sure you have everything you’ll need.


Plasters

Boots and wellies can play havoc on your feet. From blisters to grazes, Boots Pharmaceuticals Clear Plasters have got you covered - plus, transparent means they’re flip-flop friendly.


Earplugs

Sleeping in a tent means you could end up with some rather noisy neighbours. Try using Boots Pharmaceuticals Muffles Wax Earplugs to give you some peace and quiet.


Hand sanitiser

Festival toilets are always a bit grim, so Cuticura Moisture Advanced Protect Hand Gel is a post-Portaloo essential – it kills 99.9% of bacteria.


Sun cream

A good SPF is a must, especially if you’re going to be dancing under the sun all day long. Garnier Ambre Solaire Face & Body Protection Lotion SPF50 will slot into a bum-bag, backpack or tote easily.


Toothpaste

Festival or not, bad breath is always a no-go. The compact Boots Smile Totalcare Toothpaste in Freshmint is small enough to pop in your pocket.


Insect repellent

If you can help it, don’t pitch up near bug magnets such as water, bins or bushes. And spritz on Boots Pharmaceuticals Repel Light Fragrance Insect Repellent Spray* to stave off biting insects.

*Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use


Wet wipes

No shower, no problem: Femfresh Freshening & Soothing Cloths are pH-balanced and gynaecologically tested – great for intimate areas and an all-over freshen up without the need for water.


Throat soothers

Saw the headliners last night? Singing at the top of your voice can take its toll on your throat, but Lockets Honey & Lemon have a menthol and eucalyptus liquid centre to help ease discomfort.