Even the gorgeous Debra Messing has days where heavy makeup on set, lack of sleep and allergies can take a toll on her skin — but the actress offered up an easy, do-it-yourself trick to get you back to your beautiful self. A swollen face is never in style, so read on to find out what she had to say!
HollywoodLife had the pleasure of chatting with the lovely Debra Messing, 47, about everything from Will & Grace, her beauty secrets, and how she deals with her horrible allergies. We can all take a page out of Debra’s beauty book, considering she is stunning, don’t you agree?
In case you didn’t know, Debra has outrageous allergies. For years, allergies have ruined her life until she started taking Zyrtec which made everything better. “I grew up in New England on 3 & ½ acres of grass and I lived next to farms and it was beautiful and I was miserable. I literally had to be sent home from camp early because of my allergies,” she said. How sad is that?! Luckily, “I tried Zyrtec and I literally felt like I was liberated. I don’t have to think about it or worry, I don’t have to worry about it ruining a take at work or making me feel insecure on the red carpet,” she continued.
Obviously, having allergies can screw with your beauty routine, but she has obviously mastered that skill. You would never know she has such a hard time, considering how stunning she always looks — we needed to know her secrets. First of all, when we caught up with her she looked fabulous with a golden eyeshadow on, which was Tom Ford. “All of his pigments are amazing. If I could, I would have every palette that they make,” she gushed.
She dished about an unusual beauty ritual, and we are seriously going to try it ASAP. “When I’m shooting or working 12 hour days, every single day, by month 9, my face is on the floor and there’s nothing you can do. So, what my makeup artist would do for me every morning, she would come in with a big bowl of water and ice and she would put in aloe juice and basically she would dunk the freezing cold washcloths and have me press it to my face 6 times and it shrinks any swelling that you have, whether it be from allergies or a lack of sleep and it makes a difference.”
That’s not all — “I try and drink an enormous amount of water because I really do see the difference with my skin and just my health in general. If I’m really diligent, I’ll have warm water with lemon first thing when I wake up because that’s supposed to be the best for you. Generally, I’ll just drink room temperature water and lots of green tea.”
Also, for all of you fans out there, I will leave you with this: “I’m game for a Will & Grace reboot, I never say never.”
Wow, there you have it — Debra’s secrets to looking flawless. What do you guys think, will you try her beauty routine?
Written by Olivia Elgart & Reporting by Dory Larrabee & Katrina Mizteliotis