Kate Walsh teams with Zyrtec on beauty tips for allergy season

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the maker of Zyrtec, on Wednesday announced that actress Kate Walsh and beauty expert Rebekah George will address "allergy face" — the beauty challenges that can come along with typical allergy symptoms — during a live webcast April 10 at 8 p.m. EST on Ustream, a live interactive broadcast platform.

"I love California in the springtime, but unfortunately for me that means allergies," said Kate Walsh, who performs on ABC's "Private Practice." "I teamed up with the maker of Zyrtec to share my story and personal beauty tips, so that allergy sufferers like me can look their best."

The webcast will be available at Ustream.tv/zyrtec.

According to McNeil, an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from indoor and outdoor allergies.

Beauty expert Rebekah George will provide beauty tips and tricks, and answer questions from Kate Walsh and live viewers. Some of George's tips include:

  • Pretty Not Puffy Face: Layer on a copper bronzer and pink blush combination to reduce redness and help contour a puffy face;

  • Rid the Red Nose: Deal with a red, dry nose by applying a thick layer of lotion at night, followed by a lightweight oil in the morning. Allow it to dry for a few minutes, and then apply a yellow-based concealer or a copper bronzer to cancel out the redness;

  • Bright Eyes: Don't try to brighten eyes with tons of eye shadow. Instead, take a gold shimmery shadow, or a white or cream eyeliner pencil and just apply a smear underneath your brows' arch to help brighten and open up your eyes; and

  • Sleeping Beauty: Sleep with your head elevated with an extra pillow or two. The elevation helps drain fluids from your face so skin and eyes are less puffy in the morning.


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