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Jordana Brewster signs on as allergy relief spokesmodel

The former Dallas star often struggles with 'allergy face'.

Actress Jordana Brewster has signed on as a paid spokesperson for allergy relief company Zyrtec after finding their medication has helped with her summer sneezes and sniffles.

The American-Brazilian star, who was born in Panama, struggles with seasonal allergies and she has discovered the 24-hour relief Zyrtec drugs offer are the only things that help.

"I have the worst allergies, which in L.A. is so weird because you never know when they're gonna hit you, so I love Zyrtec because it offers me 24-hour relief and I can take it at any time; I don't love it when you have to take something at night...," the former Dallas star explains.

But it's not just about how her allergies make her feel - she hates the way she looks when a break-out starts.

"I didn't know about this thing that's called 'allergy face'," she tells Access Hollywood Live. "I think a lot of women know it but they just didn't put the name to what it is.

"My makeup artist, Jamie Greenberg, told me about what it is - your nose gets really red, your eyes get super watery... Yesterday, I was driving to the set of (new TV series) Lethal Weapon and I had these under-eye pads under my glasses, driving, trying to get rid of my 'allergy face'.

"There's other things you can do, like having really bright lipstick to sort of distract from what's going on."

Jordana isn't the only actress who swears by Zyrtec - Debra Messing has credited the allergy medication for saving her career after shutting down many film and TV shoots due to swelling and breathing problems.

"Before I discovered Zyrtec I was on several different projects where we had to shut down because I had a horrible allergy attack," she said. "One of them was (film) The Wedding Date... We were shooting outside in the beautiful English countryside and my throat just started to close and my face turned red and I was tearing (up) and everything got puffy.

"The director came in and was like, 'What's up?' and I'm like, 'I'm having an allergy attack', and they said, 'OK everybody, take a break', and we waited, like, four hours."

She discovered Zyrtec in 2014 and admits the medication has changed her life: "I found something that I could take in the morning and I was set for 24 hours and I could go out in the park and play soccer with my son and not worry about it.

"I could shoot... out in Central Park after the rain and not worry about my eyes turning bright red."

The medication has also solved Messing's snoring problem.

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