Definition of self-tanner in English:

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self-tanner

(also self-tan)

noun

A lotion containing ingredients that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan: even if a self-tanner contains SPF, you still need additional protection [mass noun]: what’s the best way to apply self-tanner so that it looks natural?
More example sentences
  • Since most self-tanners do not contain sunscreen, remember to apply the sun protection factor to protect your skin from harmful rays.
  • It's also an excellent prep step before applying self-tanners because it improves their effectiveness.
  • These store-bought self-tanners can sometimes leave you looking like a jack-o-lantern, but at least it's safer than frying in the face of cancer.

Derivatives

self-tanning

Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈtanɪŋ/
adjective
Example sentences
  • With all the first-rate self-tanning products available, it's easy to fake it if you haven't had the chance to lie out in the sun safely slathered in high-factor sunscreen.
  • A lot of the manufacturers have decided to combine aftersun care to stop you peeling and burning with a self-tanning ingredient to help the colour along.
  • Leading up to the competition, I'll use self-tanning lotions and go to the spray-tanning booths.
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