Even with sedentary jobs, there are those of us who by lunch time look like we just went 12 rounds with a bucket of KFC. A thin, greasy film can descend upon our mugs, even while we do nothing close to sweat-worthy in our cubicles. The same issue can crop up on our off time. You head to the restroom during a nice night out and… bam… you see yourself in the mirror and your face is all shine.
Soap and water just doesn’t do enough to prevent a greasy face. Here’s what you need to arm yourself with and when to use each product.
1. Morning: Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Scrub – $6.99
This stuff doesn’t screw around. It’s not a face wash but instead a face scrub. These little jagged beads that rinse away are like face sandpaper. And that’s a good thing. It gets that layer of grime off that you produced during your morning workout (or while sleeping) and there’s just enough salicylic acid in there to penetrate deep and breakup blackheads.
2. Noon: e.l.f. Professional Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets – $1.49 / 50 sheets
On your way to lunch swing by the bathroom and take a look at your face. It’s probably already started to get a little greasy. Rub one of these sheets on your skin and you’ll see the layer of film you’ll pull off. It also somehow leaves a matte finish that sticks for a few hours.
This is a much easier, more conventional face-wash. The bottle claims to have “micro-scrubbers” but they’re barely noticeable and extremely smooth. Nothing like the welcome morning jagged scrub you get from Neutrogena. Perfect for right before bed to hit the sheets clean.
Now that you’ve scrubbed the bad oil away, remember to keep some good moisture in. To do that, try the slightly expensive All purpose moisturizing lotion from Jack Black. It smells terrific and gets the job done.