In previous years, although my skin has been horrific, I've still at least been able to manage the whole weekend. This year however, I am hoping and praying that I'll even be able to attend. After the year I've had I think I deserve just a little bit of happiness.
Me last August, the very last time I had a good skin phase...
At the moment I'm having a hard enough time just trying to get dressed to leave the house to go to work or hospital, let alone having the capability to hang out at a 4 day festival. I've taken many precautions though, as I did last year, but will have to be much more thorough in imparting my words of wisdom to myself this time round.
Last year we managed to bag a hotel about a 25 minute drive away from the festival site which seemed to work for us as my camping days are seriously over. This year, we've managed to do better still and bagged ourselves a hotel which is literally 5 minutes from the site. I'm sure the short drive will be a god send if I cannot take it any longer and need to submit to the shower.
I'm also on the look out for a more appropriate hat to shelter myself away from the over powering sun. Hilarity ensues...
I know it's a festival, but just no. Haha!
I will also need to find a skin-friendly sun cream as I'm having a hard time applying anything that isn't paraffin based right now. Also fully covering myself up is not really a feasible option if the weather is how it has been this past week. I'm one of those eczema people that cannot bare for my skin to be covered up or it makes me feel even worse, especially in the heat we've had and with my urticaria-like symptoms.
I know to make sure to drink a hell of a lot of water, even if it does mean visiting the disgusting portaloos more often. I will also possibly bring hand soap as well as the anti-bacterial gel just to ensure that I am as clean as clean can be.
Have you considered going to a festival or similar event in your stages of TSW? What kind of precautions would you take?