Definition of suntan lotion in English:

suntan lotion

(British sun lotion)


mass noun
  • A lotion rubbed on to the skin to protect it from the harmful effects of the sun.

    ‘make sure to pack plenty of suntan lotion’
    • ‘Apply sun lotion at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun.’
    • ‘Use water-resistant suntan lotion and even consider wearing a T-shirt while you snorkel, especially under the strong midday sun.’
    • ‘Each summer, the scent of suntan lotion wafts on the warm breeze.’
    • ‘Traditional picture postcards penned in beachside bars - complete with their own smudge of sangria or suntan lotion - are under threat from text messages.’
    • ‘I love being able to sit outside all day (as long as I remember the sun lotion, us redheads aren't noted for tanning ability!’
    • ‘Oil from hair products and suntan lotions can also exacerbate acne.’
    • ‘Cover up with clothing and use SPF 15 sun lotion even on cloudy days.’
    • ‘Researchers recently raised concerns that suntan lotion could lull people into a false sense of security, and encourage them to stay in the sun all day.’
    • ‘It's smart to wear waterproof suntan lotion.’
    • ‘Just this week, British experts warned that 'millions of Britons are putting themselves at risk of sunburn and skin cancer' by not putting on enough sun lotion.’
    • ‘Rhodes has the best sunshine record of any island in the Mediterranean, so packing floppy hats and suntan lotion is a must.’
    • ‘There are commonsense reasons for applying suntan lotion and wearing floppy hats: sunburn hurts, heatstroke makes you feel sick.’
    • ‘I sat down, reached into my bag, and pulled out my sunglasses and suntan lotion.’
    • ‘We made sure to pack food, water, plenty of suntan lotion and our snorkel gear.’
    • ‘Boys in those days wouldn't dream of applying suntan lotion.’
    • ‘The first (and last) time I went skiing I neglected to use suntan lotion.’