STYLE & BEAUTY
01/26/2016 11:01 am ET

The Best Drug Store Face Lotions For Guys, All Under $30

You don't have to break the bank to buy these face-savers.

Put lotion on your face.

It's so easy to overlook this tiny step in your morning routine. But moisturizers, which contain humectants, attract water and help keep it in the skin, and many protect you from damaging UV rays, which all adds up to you looking younger, longer.

Rubbing a little lotion on your face every day is an easy -- and inexpensive -- thing you need to do for yourself.

But be aware of your skin type. If you're oily, use a lotion; dry, use a cream. Combination skin? That's trickier, but not impossible. Start off with lotions made without acids, such as Lubriderm or Cetaphil. 

It's helpful to remember that you should test a new product on your forearms for as many as two weeks before you commit to using it. 

You don't need to break the bank. Here are the five best moisturizers you can find at your neighborhood drugstore, all for under $30.

  • Best Eye Cream:
    Circles under your eyes? You can thank stress, genes, and sun damage for that. Because the skin around our eyes is fragi
    Walgreens
    Circles under your eyes? You can thank stress, genes, and sun damage for that. Because the skin around our eyes is fragile, it's more susceptible to dryness and more apt to show signs of the dreaded A-word (aging), according to WebMD. Retinol Correxion's eye cream ($21.99, Walgreens), which gives you a dose of collagen-providing retinol, gave us the best results, by far, of any other eye cream we tested.
  • Best All-Around Moisturizer:
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    Drugstore.com
    L'Oreal Paris Men's Expert Vita Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer ($9.39, drugstore.com) smells lightly citrusy and doesn't weigh your face down with unnecessary oils that leave you feeling greasy for the rest of the day. 
  • Best All-Day Sunscreen
    <a href="http://www.drugstore.com/neutrogena-ultra-sheer-dry-touch-sunscreen-spf-70/qxp163845?catid=184131" target="_blank">N
    Drugstore.com
    Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen ($9.99, drugstore.com) is so light you'll forget you're wearing it, but its 70 SPF will protect you for up to 2 hours.
  • Post-Shave:
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    Drugstore.com
    Because shaving your beard can cause micro-abrasions in your skin, it's a good idea to layer on a coat of No7 Men's recovery balm ($7.99, Beauty.com), which soothes your skin to reduce irritation and redness. It's hard to find -- since it was awarded a Men's Health's Grooming Award, it's regularly sold out.
  • Wash It Right:
    It's not a lotion, but washing your face with the wrong type of cleanser (ahem, a bar of soap), will dry you out before you h
    Skyn Iceland
    It's not a lotion, but washing your face with the wrong type of cleanser (ahem, a bar of soap), will dry you out before you have a chance to put on any moisturizer. Skyn Iceland's Glacial Face Wash ($30, Beauty.com) is made with white willow bark (reducing breakouts) and Icelandic kelp (which Skyn says fights inflammation). 

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