Lotion applicator: Is there a tool that I can use to apply sun lotion without having to bend down?
Is there a tool that I can use to apply sun lotion without having to bend down?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
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 & 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 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.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.