Rubbing alcohol will, yes, get rid of skin oil.. but it does so SO effectively that your skin will go into overdrive and produce more oil... creating a never-ending cycle. Some oil is good, our skin has a natural sebum layer that protects and nourishes... it is when it is excessive that there is a problem. One things you could try is Witch Hazel. It is a natural product, I think on the bottle it says it contains natural alcohol.. it is very soothing and is an antiseptic, but not as harsh as rubbing alcohol. You can pretty much buy it everywhere in my experience, in most drug stores, etc. It is also a good product to use for hemhorroids, as it reduces swelling. The only drawback? It has a strange smell, it reminds me of wet cardboard. But it is a great product, I would recommend it. Or buying any non-alcohol toner out there, herbal essences makes a great smelling one.