Definition of self-tanner in English:


(also self-tan)


  • 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?’
    • ‘I sprayed my legs with self-tan.’
    • ‘Is there any way to get a healthy tan without using self-tanners?’
    • ‘"Self tan evens out skin tone and enhances the complexion," he says.’
    • ‘Get your bronze from a self-tanner since sun exposure is not only harmful, but also contributes to wrinkles.’
    • ‘Have the salon tan as close to your holiday as you can, then, while you are away, mix one part self-tan to two parts moisturiser and apply every night.’
    • ‘If you use facial self-tan, choose a product with added moisturising qualities and skip your usual moisturiser.’
    • ‘Instead of applying self-tanner and caking on bronzer, warm your face up with peach tones.’
    • ‘It's also an excellent prep step before applying self-tanners because it improves their effectiveness.’
    • ‘Proper exfoliation and the right selection of self-tanners can make or break you onstage.’
    • ‘You've got a few options, all of which last about as long as the tan you get from at-home self-tanners.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Any shaving or waxing needs to be carried out at least 24 hours before any self-tan is applied.’
    • ‘Since most self-tanners do not contain sunscreen, remember to apply the sun protection factor to protect your skin from harmful rays.’
    • ‘I regret having been a sun goddess most of my life, and now use sunscreen and self-tanner.’
    • ‘One of the best ways to give skin a flawless finish (including camouflaging cellulite) is with a self-tanner.’
    • ‘Consider the leaps and bounds made technologically in terms of natural-looking self-tanners.’
    • ‘You'll have to forgo self-tanners if you develop a red rash after applying them.’
    • ‘Caring for your legs doesn't begin with a few exercises and end with the best self-tanner on the market.’
    • ‘The line has two self-tanners for the face and one for the body.’
    • ‘This product has several advantages over old-style self-tanners.’