The $3 Beauty Must-Have

Loofah? Nah. Sponge? Please. Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel? Yes! Ever since I can remember, I've used one of these Japanese washcloths during bath time. My mom bought them at the little Japanese goods store where I grew up. So, while other eight-year-olds were scrubbing with their Strawberry Shortcake or Rainbow Bright towels, I was exfoliating my skin daily with this textured cloth made out of nylon and polyester.

The Salux measures 11" by 35", so it's more than long enough to scrub your entire back (admit it, there's that one spot in the middle that's probably really dirty). I've used it with all kinds of soaps -- gels, bar, body wash -- and it turns everything into an ample foamy lather. And a bonus for you germaphobes: the Salux is super light and porous, which means it dries fast, leaving no chance for nasty bacteria to grow.

At only $3.25 it's a beauty must-have, and you get your choice of yellow, pink or blue. With daily use, your skin will feel silky and smooth. I can't tell you how many times my skin has been compared to butter. Seriously, I've lost count.