Consequently, I try to moisturize daily with an SPF lotion. Here's the kicker, though: SPF lotions are expensive! From a quick look at my local grocery store, the average cost of an SPF facial moisturizer (SPF 15 seemed to be the popular level) for a 3 oz. bottle was $10-$20, and I just can't justify that on a newlywed-broke budget. So I stuck it to the man and wised up. I looked over one section to the sunblock, and found a bottle of face-friendly, SPF 30, unscented sunscreen for about $4. Then I grabbed a bottle of Vaseline lotion for $3 (but really any affordable lotion would do the trick).
I mixed the lotions together and refilled them into baby food jars. (Handy tip-even if you don't have a baby to feed, the fruity baby foods make yummy popsicles and the jars are great containers for tons of things.)
For less than $10 I managed to stock up on about 12 oz. of SPF facial lotion. Take that, expensive beauty lines!