We are planning a beach trip. We get there and realize we forgot sunscreen! We are staying at a place I stayed at as a child. I search through cabinets for sunscreen and come up with bottles that expired years ago. I walk all around town to various stores trying to find some. None of them have any. There is a convenience store across the street. The man offers to sell me gift cards for sunscreen. It is so odd.
To see or apply sunscreen in your dream suggests that you are refusing to see the truth in some matter. You are rejecting some advice or message. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of an emotional wall that you are putting up. You feel the need to protect yourself against negative influences.
To dream that you are searching for something signifies the need to find something that is missing or needed in your life. The dream may be analogous to your search for love, spiritual enlightenment, peace or even a solution to a problem.
To see the beach in your dream symbolizes the meeting between your two states of mind. The sand is symbolic of the rational and mental processes while the water signifies the irrational, unsteady, and emotional aspects of yourself. It is a place of transition between the physical/material and the spiritual.
To dream that you are at a gas station indicates a need to reenergize and revitalize yourself. You may be running low on energy and need to take time out to refuel. The dream also represents your ability to convert outside resources and use it for your own needs. Alternatively, dreaming that you are in a gas station means that you need to reach out to others and offer your help.