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    Senior Member sewgray's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a method for

    putting lotion on your back by your self. My skin is so dry and there are place I just cant reach.
    Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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    I know they make a device to do this, just Google "lotion applicator."

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    i don't usually have a need to do that, but when i have done it, i find that the back of an old wooden spoon works.
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    I put a washcloth on the end of my wooden backscratcher secured with a big rubberband. Works fine for me and is long enough to reach wherever I need it.

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    The last time I sunburned my back, I used a rubber spatula for aloe vera. You could try that for lotion.

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    Here's a link to a tool I bought on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DQGPXY/
    Works great, but is no longer in stock. Search Amazon for other options. This one has a plastic pad which makes it very easy to clean; we just wipe it off with a washcloth when necessary.

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    I just lotion my hands making sure most of the lotion is on the back of my hand and with palms out put my hands behind my back and lotion the bottom half of my back and use palms to get the upper half works pretty well

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    Bed, Bath and Beyond has a really nice applicator for the back, and it is nice and big with a long handle, so you can reach all areas of your back. I have one, and it is so nice!

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    call the hunk next door!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i don't usually have a need to do that, but when i have done it, i find that the back of an old wooden spoon works.
    That's what I use by my spoon is plastic.

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    I have the one from Bed Bath and Beyond but I like nativetexan's answer best!

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    I just got a lotion applicator at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It was about $5 and works just fine. Now my back isn't itchy! I didn't get the one that you load with lotion, but the one you squeeze some lotion on and rub on your back.

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    I used to have a pretty decent and then switched to one I found at Bed Bath (the one you fill and it has little roller balls). However, it works better putting the lotion on the outside and doing it, but the quality has gone downhill and all the little balls are popping out. I need to buy a different one.

    But the best lotion applicator I have is DH.

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    I actually do it with a back brush that has a sponge on it instead of bristles. It's a bit messy so you really need to be in the shower to do it. I put the lotion on my shoulders and upper back and the go for the slather. I did try a brush with a hollow handle once, but the lotion was too thick to go through the sponge unless it was the density of liquid soap.
    All the best with your efforts.

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    that's a hard one! Maybe a piece of saran wrap w/ a cream(a little thicker), instead of a lotion? best I've got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    call the hunk next door!!!
    LOL great idea !
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    I just saw on Dr. Oz last week that people that have really dry skin can benefit from taking Zinc....I don't remember the amount to take, but it's probably on his web site.

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    I put baby oil on the damp wash cloth after I get out of the shower, and holding opposite corners I can get it on my back. Then I dry off. It is suppose to be better to put the oil on damp skin - not sure why but this really helps my back, and isn't messy or slick!
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    I bought one of the scrunchies at the dollar store that has a long handle for washing your back. I use it for lotion

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    I suggest Curel lotion first of all. Then: I save the "empty" bottles and use the wand that reaches into the bottle to reach my back.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewgray View Post
    putting lotion on your back by your self. My skin is so dry and there are place I just cant reach.
    :-)
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    What about useing the foam paint applicator attached to a paint stick?

    Or you can buy the mini paint rollers and that would work too. When done both could be stored in a platic bag in the fridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    call the hunk next door!!!
    I like this suggestion!!!!!

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    If getting the lotion onto your back is the issue you could always put a little on the bathroom wall and rub up against it and when you are done, wipe off the excess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    call the hunk next door!!!
    Love this one.
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    when my back is like that I use olive oil bar soap. I get mine at a mediterrain grovery store.

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