For Your Skin...
1. CLEANSER. No good reason not to go with drugstore cleansers that are gentle and do a bang-up job removing dirt and makeup. Two I like: Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser, $9, for face, and Dove Beauty Bar, $2.39 for a two-pack, for body.
2. BODY LOTION. There is a God: The best hydrator on the market is also a bargain — Nivea Creme, $6.99 — leaving skin soft and sexy, not slimy.
3. BODY EXFOLIATOR. You're not alone in thinking a lot of the expensive scrubs are overly oily — and can muck up your shower. A pair of $5 Bath Secrets Exfoliating Gloves can be the smoothest operator — with no cleanup.
4. SUNSCREEN. Truth be told, the ultimate UVB/UVA blockers are available for less than $20. Designer versions tend to be too moisturizing, i.e., greasy and fragranced (hello, flying insects!). A new fave: Neutrogena Summer Glow SPF 15, $11.99.