JoJo Fletcher reveals one 'really important' thing she and Jordan Rodgers did after 'The Bachelorette'

JoJo Fletcher looks back at the year since finding love with Jordan Rodgers on "The Bachelorette" and considers one move they made as a couple to be "really important" for the health of their relationship.

Speaking exclusively to AOL Entertainment earlier this week at the St. Ives Mixing Bar in New York City, Fletcher explained to us that, while both she and Rodgers remain "loyal" to the show that brought them together, they needed to step away from the spotlight to establish their lives together.

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"We are both so thankful to the show, we're very loyal and we're blessed that this has all happened," she told us. "But, it was also really important for us to take a huge step back after we got engaged to remove ourselves [from the spotlight], because we really needed that time to be away from everything we were so immersed in before. We got busy doing our own things and getting back to the stuff we were doing before. It was really important that we didn't just float around Bachelor Nation right after ["The Bachelorette"] and really try to jump back into normal life."

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Former "Bachelorette" star JoJo Fletcher stops by the St. Ives Mixing Bar in SoHo.

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AUSTIN, TX - MAY 06: JoJo Fletcher attends the 2017 iHeartCountry Festival held at The Frank Erwin Center on May 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: (L-R) Reality Television personalities JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers attend world premiere of Disney and Marvel's' 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' at Dolby Theatre on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Jojo Fletcher attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - March 15: Former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher talks to the Star about the most recent season of The Bachelor and the new black Bachelorette. (Randy Risling/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: TV personalities JoJo Fletcher (L) and Becca Tilley (C) at a celebration of music with Republic Records, in partnership with Absolut and Pryma, at Catch LA on February 12, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Republic Records)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: JoJo Fletcher attends the Becca Tilley's Blog And YouTube Launch Party at The Bachelor Mansion on December 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Tv personality Jojo Fletcher (L) and Singer Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: JoJo Fletcher attends the 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Emily Ferguson TV personalities Emily Ferguson, JoJo Fletcher, Becca Tilley and Haley Ferguson attend the 102.7 KIIS FM Artist Gift Lounge presented by FUJIFILM INSTAX at iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
UNCASVILLE, CT - OCTOBER 15: Jordan Rodgers and Jojo Fletcher of The Bachelorette walk the red carpet before the Ballroom After Party with Chrissy Teigen and LL Cool J for Mohegan Sun�s 20th Anniversary at Mohegan Sun on October 15, 2016 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Mohegan Sun)
DALLAS, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 29: Jojo Fletcher attends the 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 Presented by Capital One at the American Airlines Center on November 29, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: JoJo Fletcher, Jordan Rogers and Scheana Shay attend VanderCrawl at Kola House on November 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: (L-R) Television personalities Luke Pell, Becca Tilley, JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers arrive at the iHeartRadio Music Festival after party at Jewel Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
UNCASVILLE, CT - OCTOBER 14: Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers of The Bachelorette walk the red carpet before the Kevin Hart Official After Party with DJ Ruckus for Mohegan Sun�s 20th Anniversary on October 14, 2016 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Mohegan Sun)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: TV personalities Jordan Rodgers (L) and Jojo Fletcher attend the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - AUGUST 11: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers enjoy the Bud Light Party Convention in Dallas on August 11, 2016. Bud Light America's most popular and inclusive beer brand is taking the Bud Light Party on the road with 13-city Convention Tour from August 5-27. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Bud Light)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 04: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen out and about on August 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Michael King/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BEN & LAUREN: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? - 'An Offer We Can't Refuse?' - After an uncomfortable lunch date with Ben's ex JoJo and her new fianc�Jordan, Ben and Lauren head back to Denver and begin to discover new things about each other, for better or worse, in an all-new episode of Freeform's original series 'Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?,' airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform. (Greg Zabilski/Freeform via Getty Images) JORDAN RODGERS, JOJO FLETCHER, LAUREN BUSHNELL, BEN HIGGINS
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen arriving at 'Live With Kelly' on August 2, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen on set of Good Morning Americaon August 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE BACHELORETTE - 'After the Final Rose'- Emotions run high as JoJo sits down with Chris Harrison, live, to talk about her two final bachelors from this season - Jordan and Robby. She takes viewers back to those final days in exotic Phuket, Thailand, when she needed to make her life-changing decision. Both men return to sit with JoJo and discuss the shocking outcome of the show and their relationships. It's the unpredictable ending to JoJo's adventure to find true love on 'The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,' MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) JOJO FLETCHER, JORDAN RODGERS
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, August 1 included Chris Pine ('Hell or High Water'), JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (ABC's 'The Bachelorette') and musical guest Kelsea Ballerini. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) JORDAN RODGERS, JOJO FLETCHER
THE BACHELORETTE - 'After the Final Rose'- Emotions run high as JoJo sits down with Chris Harrison, live, to talk about her two final bachelors from this season - Jordan and Robby. She takes viewers back to those final days in exotic Phuket, Thailand, when she needed to make her life-changing decision. Both men return to sit with JoJo and discuss the shocking outcome of the show and their relationships. It's the unpredictable ending to JoJo's adventure to find true love on 'The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,' MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) JOJO FLETCHER, JORDAN RODGERS
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, August 1 included Chris Pine ('Hell or High Water'), JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (ABC's 'The Bachelorette') and musical guest Kelsea Ballerini. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) JIMMY KIMMEL, JOJO FLETCHER, JORDAN RODGERS
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: JoJo Fletcher is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on August 01, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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Though that "normal life" still includes hanging out with fellow Bachelor Nation mainstays like Becca Tilley, Fletcher's day-to-day life seems remarkably, well, normal.

"I have a flip house that I'm doing right now, and I'm in the mess of it," she said with a laugh. "I'm in the construction dust, I'm breaking down walls, I'm going to Home Depot, like, 10 times a day. It's not as glamorous as it looks [on HGTV]!"

Fletcher, 26, said that another thing she's learned since becoming a household name on Ben Higgins' season of "The Bachelor" and her own season of "The Bachelorette" is how to handle criticism and dispel negativity. She told us that she's "grown a way thicker skin."

"It's made me more confident," she said with a smile.

That confidence carries over to being a role model and someone that members of Bachelor Nation can look up to. Fletcher fields questions from fans all the time on social media about skincare, beauty and fashion, and she is continually curious about trying out new products and treatments.

"I love trying new skincare products," Fletcher said. "I always feel like it's important to give your skin a break and go with natural ingredients. Luckily for me, I'm not super sensitive, but I always tell my girlfriends who are struggling to figure out why they're breaking out to just go all natural."

Since being thrust into the spotlight on national television, Fletcher, who told us that the St. Ives Apricot Scrub is the first scrub that both she and Rodgers ever used, has become even more cognizant about taking care of her skin, too.

"In the last couple of years, skincare has really taken a forefront in my regimen," she explained. "With all the makeup and lights, your skin takes a beating. I'm really focused on keeping my skin healthy, because no matter how great your makeup is, if you don't have a great foundation, then you're gonna have problems."

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THE BACHELORETTE - 'After the Final Rose'- Emotions run high as JoJo sits down with Chris Harrison, live, to talk about her two final bachelors from this season - Jordan and Robby. She takes viewers back to those final days in exotic Phuket, Thailand, when she needed to make her life-changing decision. Both men return to sit with JoJo and discuss the shocking outcome of the show and their relationships. It's the unpredictable ending to JoJo's adventure to find true love on 'The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,' MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) JOJO FLETCHER, JORDAN RODGERS
THE BACHELORETTE - 'After the Final Rose'- Emotions run high as JoJo sits down with Chris Harrison, live, to talk about her two final bachelors from this season - Jordan and Robby. She takes viewers back to those final days in exotic Phuket, Thailand, when she needed to make her life-changing decision. Both men return to sit with JoJo and discuss the shocking outcome of the show and their relationships. It's the unpredictable ending to JoJo's adventure to find true love on 'The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,' MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) JOJO FLETCHER, JORDAN RODGERS
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, August 1 included Chris Pine ('Hell or High Water'), JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (ABC's 'The Bachelorette') and musical guest Kelsea Ballerini. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) JORDAN RODGERS, JOJO FLETCHER
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen arriving at 'Live With Kelly' on August 2, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers share a kiss on the set of Good Morning America on August 02, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Television personalities Jordan Rodgers (L) and JoJo Fletcher enter the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on August 02, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodger are seen on set of Good Morning Americaon August 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 04: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen on August 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 04: JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen out and about on August 04, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Michael King/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen arriving at 'Live With Kelly' on August 2, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers share a kiss on the set of Good Morning America on August 02, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen arriving at 'Live With Kelly' on August 2, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are seen on set of Good Morning America on August 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
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