Definition of aftersun in English:

aftersun

adjective

  • Denoting a product applied to the skin after exposure to the sun:

    ‘aftersun lotion’
    • ‘Remarkably I didn't pack any aftersun lotion for this trip.’
    • ‘Our sunburn is cooling down a lot, we must have used 3 bottles of aftersun and various creams that we got from the chemist.’
    • ‘A faint shimmer makes this aftersun cream as much make-up as it is skin care.’
    • ‘Other handy bits and pieces like plasters, handkerchief, aftersun and a needle and thread can also come in handy, and don't take up too much room.’
    • ‘The moisturiser was designed to help you achieve your maximum tanning potential when used as an after-sun cream to prolong the life of a natural tan.’
    • ‘For mild sunburn, apply a moisturising lotion or a special aftersun cream from a pharmacy.’
    • ‘You can also buy aftersun lotions, gels and sprays, which help to cool and moisturise the sun to prevent peeling and blistering.’
    • ‘You'll also need sun lotion for the body (maybe a separate one for the face and lips) and aftersun.’
    • ‘It's time to dig out the sun cream and aftersun now, the forecasters are promising a heat wave this weekend.’
    • ‘It seems that 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.’
    • ‘Apply a soothing cream such as aftersun cream, calamine lotion or preparations containing aloe.’
    • ‘If you do happen to get burnt, apply some good aftersun cream onto the area as soon as possible and seek medical advice if the burnt area blisters or becomes painful.’
    • ‘The aftersun range includes the traditional re-hydration and moisturising cream, a modern Aloe Vera variation and a specific sunburn cream.’
    • ‘Lipsalve/suncream / aftersun - obviously this may not be necessary if you are planning a wet weekend in Oban (which actually can be quite fun) but if you are going all transcontinental these really are a must.’
    • ‘Apply it neat to sunburnt skin, or for an aftersun lotion, mix six drops of lavender, six drops of bergamot, five drops of camomile and five drops of sandalwood to a plain, base moisturiser.’
    lotion, cream, balm, emollient, salve, unguent, lubricant
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Pronunciation:

aftersun

/ˈɑːftəsʌn/