5 best products to combat greasy skin
Use a face wash with salicylic acid, try a quick-fix gel and don't forget to moisturize.
By Kristen Dold
The dilemma: Your awkward teen years are way behind you, but you still get the occasional pimple brought on by greasy skin. (Case in point: Sebastian Stan seen here at Comic Con.) Lots of men have overactive sebaceous glands, which can lead to small pools of excess oil on the face. The good news for guys like Stan is that slick skin ages better and is less prone to wrinkles. The bad news: You look unprofessional and sloppy. Check out these five products made to keep shine at bay.
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1. Lab Series Oil-Control Face Wash
A face wash with salicylic acid will clean out dirt and oil from your pores and help prevent breakouts.
2. Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15
It sounds counter-intuitive, but skipping moisturizer is a bad idea—skin that gets overly dried out produces even more oil to compensate. This one holds off shine for eight hours.
3. Anthony Logistics For Men Instant Fix Oil Control
For on-the-go oil booms, try a quick-fix gel that will absorb grease on contact.
4. Proactiv Oil Blotting Sheets
Actually seeing the oil move from your face to these mini sheets is incredibly satisfying. (Bonus tip: In desperate times, toilet seat covers pretty much do the same thing.)
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5. Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Mask
Throw on a clay mask once or twice a week to draw out the deep gunk from your face, which clogs pores and leads to oil. This mask has chamomile and sandalwood to help soothe skin and keep it supple.
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Photo: Actor Sebastian Stan attends the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" press line during Comic-Con International 2013 on July 20 in San Diego. (Paul A. Hebert/WireImage/Getty Images)