Summer Skincare Picks

Summer Skincare Picks

Get your skin prepped and protected this summer with these skincare essentials!

Summer Skincare Picks

Get Summer ready with a gradual tan, daily moisturiser and two sun care items you need for your holidays. So with the glorious weather the UK have had over the past few days I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to mention Hempz and Bioderma skincare range.

For the past week, even before the sun made its appearance I’ve been using the Hempz Touch of Summer Gradual Self Tan. This is literally summer in a bottle, it smells so fruity and the colour is very dark. For my first go I put this on and the next day I was a few shades darker. I was a little surprised for a gradual tan but I did like the colour. Plus my tan lasted all week and faded naturally. It’s good that your protected wearing this with SPF 30.

Speaking of SPF 30, the Bioderma Photoderm Dry Oil is a must on hot days. I normally use 30 on my skin on holiday so this is perfect for a quick spritz and dries instantly, oh and its waterproof! I also love the fact this also helps develop your natural colour and enhances it.

After a day in the sun, my night-time routine always includes an after sun. The Bioderma Photoderm After-sun Milk again is great for sensitive skin and I think in the long run this just helps your skin develop and keeps it feeling soothed and hydrated. Just like the dry oil this prolongs your tan so it’s definitely a winning duo for summer ready skin.

And finally a moisturiser that I’m currently obsessed is Hempz Original Body moisturiser. This smells of bananas – I kid you not. It’s such an unusual smell but I love it! I’d recommend using this the day before you put self tan on. I did this and my skin was silky smooth to apply.

What are your go-to summer skincare items?

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This post contains PR samples. My opinions & thoughts are 100% my own. 


  1. 9 May 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Loved the colour the gradual self tan made you! Definitely gonna have to give that a go, especially with it fading nicely too! Thanks for the post! 🙂

    • polishedcouture
      3 June 2018 / 11:43 am

      Aww thanks Luce! I know yeah its so nice x

  2. Hollie
    10 May 2018 / 10:45 am

    I love the fact the tanning oil prolongs your tan too – such a good idea!

    • polishedcouture
      3 June 2018 / 11:44 am

      I know I thought that!

  3. 21 May 2018 / 3:03 pm

    I rarely use self-tan because I literally cannot stand the smell at all, but a fake tan that smells fruity and has a decent SPF sounds like the dream.. 😍

    • polishedcouture
      3 June 2018 / 11:46 am

      Haha I know exactly what you mean! I know right 🙂

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