how I maintain clear skin during a renovation

Fixer upper life, oof. Not only can a renovation project take over your life, but it can take over your face and cause some majorrr breakouts. I know I can’t be the only one that happens to, right? With our most recent makeover, I kept my skincare routine on track and I noticed a major difference, so I figured I would share it with you! Here’s my quick and (fairly) easy routine to maintain clear skin during a renovation.

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When I’m finished working for the day, I wash my face really, really well. For me this means using ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash* and my Clarisonic SmartProfile* together. I really want to get all the paint, dust, and general old house crap out of my pores! After I dry my face, I use a toner for one last cleanse. My holy grail toner is the Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner*. I ran out of this stuff for about a month and I noticed that I developed so many painful cystic acne spots. Coincidence? I think not. I apply the toner with my trusty cotton pads from S.W. Basics (more on those here) every night before proceeding with the rest of my skincare routine.

Now that my skin is clean, I apply my skincare. First is Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum* followed by Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. This isn’t my usual nighttime routine (that one is usually more involved), but I’m pretty much bone tired after a day of yardwork or renovations, so I skip a few steps and prioritize these two products instead. I’m still bummed that the Luna has dye in it, but have yet to find anything that makes my skin quite as happy… so for now, I deal with it. After I get into bed, I apply a thick layer of Lano Lemon Hand Cream. I’m always so blown away by how quickly this absorbs and how soft it leaves my hands.

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One last note: if you’re working outside, you MUST wear sunscreen. I wear Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30* on my face and Coola Sport SPF 30 on my body. I can’t recommend these enough! And, honestly, the biggest factor in keeping my skin happy while we’re renovating staying hydrated. It is so easy to get dehydrated while working, but I keep a water bottle on hand and it helps.

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*connotes gifted product that was sent to me for review.

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