Grainne Gallanagh has showed the reality of working as a nurse during the coronavirus pandemic.
The model, who re-registered as a nurse back in March to help those on the frontline, took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday to show the effects that wearing a face mask while working has had on her skin.
“Mask marks and mask acne,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself, “It can’t all be bikini pics.”
The 26-year-old previously admitted that she felt “anxious” about returning to normal life following the coronavirus pandemic.
“Is anyone else feeling a little bit anxious about going back to normal life, real life?” she asked her Instagram followers.
“I don’t know I just feel like lockdown was nearly an excuse to relax, to not put any pressure on myself to do anything or be anywhere.
“And I’m just a bit nervous about going back to reality I suppose.”
In a separate post on Instagram, the former Miss Universe Ireland wrote: “After weeks and weeks of ‘I can’t wait until this is over and things to go back to normal’ .. is anyone else now feeling a bit anxious about leaving lockdown and going back to ‘real life’?
“Reminding myself today that worrying about my worries is often the worst part. #lockdownlife,” she added.
Fans flooded the comment section to show their support for Grainne, and numerous followers expressed that they felt the same way.
“I am, when lockdown began I was wary. I adapted fine to the changes and now I am feeling a bit uneasy about going back to normal,” one follower commented.
The Dancing With The Stars contestant announced she would be re-registering as a nurse in a candid Instagram post, writing: “I like to keep my page positive and fun but I’ll be honest, I was a bag of nerves starting back in the hospital today!
“It was really busy.. but great to be back. I have the utmost respect for every nurse, doctor, carer and front line staff that are working around the clock right now.
“And also for everyone that is at home just doing their utmost best to get by. When all of this is a distant memory we will remember how we took a breather, looked out for each other and learned to appreciate the little things.”
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