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13 Coachella Beauty Products To Pack, According To Someone Who Lives There

Author Malcolm Gladwell once proclaimed it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to reach “expert” status in any field. And with approximately 8,760 hours of desert living under my belt, I’m just gonna go ahead and round up. I moved to Joshua Tree, California, an area about 40 miles outside of the festival-famous Coachella Valley, almost a year ago — and I’ve spent most of that time learning how to manage my skin and hair in the bone-dry heat. So really, who better to help you decide what beauty products to pack for Coachella?

I didn’t anticipate the hit that my beauty regimen would take when I relocated from Los Angeles to the high desert — after all, it wasn’t like I picked up and moved across the country. But I quickly realized that in order to keep my skin dewy and my hair healthy, everything about my routine needed to change; from my serums (thicker) to my face oils (more) to my my wash days (fewer and farther between). Consider this fair warning: The air is dry. The sun is hot. And your regular products might not cut it, even if you’re only in town for a few days.

Ahead, every skincare and hair care must-have you should pack for Coachella (or really, any upcoming trip to desert) — straight from a self-proclaimed expert.

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