December 25, 2021 How to Put Lotion on Your Own Back

How to Apply Lotion to Your Back 5 cool ways

How to Apply Lotion to Your Back 5 Cool Ways

How to apply lotion to your back, in How to, Iron Monkey Apothecary

How to Put Lotion on Your Own Back?

When it comes to How to apply lotion to your back, we’re making sure you have options. All bodies are different.

You shouldn’t have to feel like you need a degree in acrobatics to apply moisturizer. Here are six different ways to get the job done.

1.) Using a Back Lotion Applicator

The proper procedure for using a lotion applicator depends on the product, but in most cases, the process works like this:

  1. Squeeze the lotion onto the sponge or foam rubber applicator head.
  2. Lift the lotion applicator above your shoulder.
  3. Rub the head of the applicator across your back, spreading the lotion evenly.
  4. Wash off the leftover cream from the applicator to clean it.

2.) Apply Lotion Using Your Forearms

This is a great technique for those of us with some shoulder mobility. It’s simple and requires no special tools or super long arms.

  1. Apply a thin line of lotion to the top of your forearms, from your elbow to your knuckles.
  2. Place your hands on your hips, then move them backward so they are behind you, with the top of your hands on your lower back.
  3. Bend your elbows so your hands move up your back.
  4. Begin applying pressure as you gently rub the lotion on the tops of your forearms around your back.

If using both arms at once seems like a stretch, try using one at a time.

3.) Putting Lotion on Your Back with a Spatula

OK, so you may want to get a designated plastic spatula to use just for this purpose. Your meals won’t taste as great with lotion residue mixed in.

  1. Squirt a quarter-sized dollop of lotion onto your spatula.
  2. Reach overhead, as if you’re about to scratch your neck, and place the head of the spatula on the center of your back.
  3. Starting from the middle of your back, brush the lotion up and out in all directions until you reach the points you can get with your hands.
  4. Next, apply a little more to the spatula and reach your arm backwards, as if you’re unhooking a bra.
  5. Starting from the middle of your spine, brush the lotion down and out, covering your mid and lower back.
  6. Using your hands, you can extend the reach to the outer portion of your back and shoulders.

4.) How to apply lotion to your back, with a Paint Roller

For those who are dedicated to their moisturizer routine but don’t have access to an applicator device, a small investment in a paint roller may be an appropriate option. Using a paint roller will get the job done quickly and efficiently.

  1. Apply a thin strip of lotion across the length of your paint roller.
  2. Starting with your lower back, roll the paint roller across the width of your lower back.
  3. Work your way up your back, side to side, until you can’t reach anymore.
  4. If you need to apply another strip of lotion, do so.
  5. Reach your arm up and over your head and roll the paint roller up and down your shoulder blades and spine.
  6. Switch arms to ensure an even coat.

5.) Applying Lotion with a Tube Sock or Belt

If you have an old but clean tube sock or a belt you don’t use anymore, you can repurpose it as your own DIY applicator device.

  1. Apply a strip of lotion down the length of your new lotion application device.
  2. Use a wide grip with both hands and hold it overhead.
  3. Move it down toward your shoulders behind your head, like a weightlifter holding a barbell during a back squat.
  4. At this point, you can regrip the application device so one hand is still up by your shoulder while the other is gripping the device down near your hip.
  5. Move the lotion applicator device across your back so the lotion is spread evenly.
  6. Switch grips to get the other side.
  7. Feel free to bend and arch your back to your comfort level to ensure full coverage and a nice stretch.
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