I am a bit of a sunblock aficionado. I've used just about every brand and type in my 30-plus years since I was not gifted with any melanin to speak of. So me and sunblock? We're practically besties at this point. That's why I've learned just about all of the sunblock hacks to get you through the summer with your skin protected and your wallet less damaged.
Sunscreen is incredibly important, and not just for those with fair skin. According to the American Cancer Society, diagnoses for the deadly skin cancer, melanoma, have risen sharply over the past 30 years. Now, over 91,000 new cases of melanoma are reported each year, leading to almost 10,000 deaths every year. The best way to avoid getting this disease is with the ample and regular use of sunscreen. Unfortunately, many of us fail in using it properly. It can also be really expensive, so that may lead some people to make decisions based on cost instead of their health because they're put in a difficult position. That's why I've compiled this list of sunblock hacks that will hopefully prevent you from applying it incorrectly and also save you a few dollars at the drug store when you pick it up.