Lotion applicator: Is there a tool that I can use to apply sun lotion without having to bend down?

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Is there a tool that I can use to apply sun lotion without having to bend down?

Question

I live in a hot climate in the summertime and as a result, I am quite careful to always wear sunscreen. However, since having a stroke last year, my mobility has been affected, making it difficult for me to do everyday things, such as put on lotion. Do you know of a tool that will help me put on sunscreen in hard to reach spots, like my lower legs and back?

Our answer

It is great to hear that you are so mindful of sun safety! There are a number of tools available commercially that make it easier to put on lotions, including sunscreen. Here are direct links to a few examples of products you may wish to explore:

  • Easy Lotion Applicator, by SP-Ableware & MaddakEasy Lotion Applicator by SP-Ableware & Maddak (at amazon.ca) offers a long reach handle that allows you to easily apply ointments, creams and lotions to hard-to-reach areas. This product costs about $20 to $30 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee.
  • Roll-A-Lotion Applicator, by BIOS MedicalRoll-A-Lotion Applicator by BIOS Medical (at Bed, Bath & Beyond) applies lotion evenly with a gentle massaging action. This product comes with an extra-long handle, making it easy to apply lotion to hard-to-reach places. This applicator costs about $15 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee, and can also be purchased at other online retailers, including London Drugs.
  • Easy Lotion Applicator by Aquasentials (at amazon.ca) has a well-sized foam head and curved handle, making it easy to spread lotion to hard-to-reach spots, such as the back. This product costs about $20 to $30 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee.

 

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