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Can't reach? This easy sunscreen trick will solve the problem

by Anna De Souza / / Source: TODAY

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Let's all admit it: It's incredibly frustrating to fail to zip up a dress or clasp a bracelet without nudging someone else to help out. One of the worst offenders of the solo struggle is desperately trying to apply sunscreen on your own back. In case a reminder is necessary, spray-on versions just don't work as well.

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Whether you’re too shy to ask for a quick slap of SPF on your back at the beach or you’re looking to self-tan on a budget, there are times when our arms and fingertips fall short ... literally. Instead of wiggling, twisting and turning until you go mad, try this simple solution. All you need is some plastic wrap!

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Step 1:

Cut a sheet of plastic wrap about 2 to 3 feet long.

Step 2:

Apply lotion, self-tanner or SPF directly to the center of the sheet.

Step 3:

Grab both ends of the plastic wrap so that it is behind your back with the lotion side facing your body and wipe as if you’re drying yourself with a towel.

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And, it's set! No more streaky tan lines, burnt backs or awkward encounters asking for help from the beach blanket next door.

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