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Debra Messing Shares Her Allergy Season Beauty Secrets

We all know Debra Messing, the gorgeous red head from Will and Grace. I remember sneaking downstairs after my family had gone to bed and watching re-runs all night long, just wishing I had been born with her red hair! Debra has most recently been seen as the fabulous writer Julia on Smash. There’s something so special about Debra. It’s not that she’s absolutely stunning, has creamy porcelain skin, or the perfect red hair. It’s that she’s lovable. She is just so dang lovable!

Most people don’t know this about Debra, but she has suffered from allergies for most of her life. She has such severe allergies that production has actually halted on set due to allergic reactions! I was given the opportunity to chat with her about her allergies and tricks and products she uses to beat the dreaded “allergy face.” If you’re an allergy sufferer, you know exactly what I’m talking about. As an actress, looking and feeling her best is essential. She needs to be able to feel confident and like she has control over her life and her allergies. To help combat allergy face, she relies on the following beauty tips:

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  • Can’t Survive Without 2 of 10
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    Debra relies on Zyrtec for 24-hour relief. After trying all kinds of allergy products, she claimed it was really the only thing that ever worked for her. She takes it religiously. Right now, Debra is relying on Zyrtec for allergy relief while shooting an independent film in an old manor with lots of dust and allergens.  

    Zyrtec Allergy Relief Tablets | $29

     

    Besides taking Zyrtec every day, she keeps saline drops in her purse for a high pollen count day to clear her eyes of irritants.

    Systane Lubricant Eye Drops | $32, two pack

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    Debra drinks a lot of water to stay hydrated, and she washes her makeup brushes often to keep her allergens away and her skin protected. How often do you wash your brushes? I'm taking this tip from Debra and promise to be much more diligent at washing my brushes!

    Bare Minerals Quick Change Brush Cleaner | $18

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    Debra has very sensitive skin. One of her favorite products is from Meaningful Beauty: Creme De Serum. The Creme De Serum is a new approach to fight visible signs of aging. It was designed to help the skin's overall firmness and hydration lost through the years and to fight fine lines and wrinkles.

    Cindy Crawford Meaningful Beauty CREME DE SERUM | $30

     

    To cover up the redness from the allergy face, Debra turns to her favorite concealer, Lorac Double Feature concealer. You can cover under eye circles and hide blemishes with the full coverage concealer stick and then finish the look with the blender ball. On the other side is a moisture-rich liquid highlighter that's used to brighten under the eyes, highlight cheekbones, and help diffuse fine lines.

    LORAC Double Feature Concealer/Highlighter | $25

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    I told Debra about my secret crush on her hair and asked her for her favorite hair products. Red hair is the hardest color to maintain, and hers always looks so flawless. She said she's had the same hair dresser for more than 10 years, and her favorite products are:

    Goldwell Dualsenses Color Shampoo & Conditioner Duo (25.4 oz each) | $36

    This shampoo and conditioner gently cleanse the hair and lock in color molecules, providing double color retention. The color detangling conditioner instantly detangles and intensifies color brilliance.

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    There are six repair benefits of this leave-in conditioner: it adds instant shine, silky suppleness, improves elasticity, helps prevent frizz, and helps prevent breakage.

    Goldwell rich repair six effects serum, leave in conditioner | $15.50

  • 60 Second Treatment 9 of 10
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    This is a 60-second treatment that shows fast results. It straightens hair (curly girls, this one's for you), calms hair structure, and boosts moisture. It leaves hair with healthy shine and smoothness.

    Goldwell rich repair 60 second mask for very dehydrated or damaged hair | $19.50

  • Krastase Products 10 of 10
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    Debra loves all the Kerastase products, and I'm especially craving the Chroma Thermique. It's for color-treated hair and protects the hair from the harmful effects of heat-styling tools and other aggressors. It nourishes, softens, and moisturizes the hair while providing lasting shine from roots to ends.

    Kerastase Paris Chroma Thermique | $26

Debra, we love you and can’t wait to try some of the products you swear by!

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