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Josh's Skincare Routine with Clinique for Men

Josh's Skincare Routine with Clinique for Men

Can I just pose a question for a second? WHY is it so hard to get men to care about their skincare routines?! Alright, rant over.

But seriously, when I'm getting ready for bed at night, I have a few key steps to my skincare routine—I take all of my makeup off, I exfoliate, I use a serum and a nighttime moisturizer. Josh, on the other hand, doesn't really do ANYTHING before bed except brush his teeth. Literally—that's all. But recently, he's started to mention different skin problems he's noticed, and I've been educating him a bit more about the benefits of having an actual routine in the morning and at night. A huge part of that routine, for me, is using products and brands you trust.

I've used Clinique products in one way or another since I was a teenager. My first daily face moisturizer was Clinique, and since then I've used everything from their chubby stick lip stains to their perfumes. I love everything about the brand, and recently discovered my new favorite part: their men's line!

The new Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate not only looks cool, but it actually does some pretty great things for Josh's skin (which is how I ultimately convinced him to add a step or two to his nighttime routine).

The innovation behind the product is pretty awesome, actually—the product comes out in a gel form and instantly transforms into a liquid you can spread across your face evenly and smoothly. It's essentially an oil-free hydrator that refreshes and quenches dehydrated skin—something that every man, everywhere can use. And, the thing that Josh loves most about it is how lightweight it is—it doesn't leave his skin heavy or oily. I may have converted Josh to be a skincare buff!

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Special thanks to Clinique for sponsoring this post.

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