Maggie Rawlins, a registered nurse who battled COVID-19 at hospitals in New York City during the peak of the pandemic, continues to help fight its effects.

Rawlins – also a model in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition — talked about skin problems from her daylong mask-wearing and the regimen she established to smooth things out.

The 27-year-old from South Carolina, now a health advocate for One World Health, is bringing some sound advice to countless people who are, uh, facing a similar problem.

“My routine has changed a little bit over the last few months,” Rawlins told Harper’s Bazaar. “I was a nurse before I started modeling and so I thought this was kind of the perfect time to get back to New York and help out the city that has been so good to me over the past few years.”

The beating her masking gave to her face caused her skin troubles. And the mask itself had to endure Rawlins “taking it off and Lysol-ing it,” before she would wear it again for the next shift.

“My skin just did not handle it well, and I already have combination skin as it is,” she said.

Her attention to the issue is not new.

In a July 2020 post at, the site illuminated Rawlins’ game plan for her skin, as “we follow nurse and model Maggie Rawlins as she walks us through her 10-step skin-care routine. After working grueling hours on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rawlins is no stranger to the dreaded maskne.”

Also included in her routine: A face wipe-down using toning pads to help stop acne, rubbed in vitamin C and age-defying serums, and then moisturizer.

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