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blem·ish

(blem'ish),
1. A small circumscribed alteration of the skin considered to be unesthetic but insignificant.
2. To alter the skin, rendering an unesthetic appearance.

blemish

Etymology: OFr, bleme, to deface
a skin stain, alteration, defect, or flaw.

blemish

Dermatology
A popular term for any cosmetic skin defect—e.g., birthmarks and lesions—caused by ageing or exposure to the sun.
 
Examples
Port-wine stains, scars, acne scars, birth-related stretch marks.
 
Management
Green-light lasering.
 
Vox populi
Spot, speck, flaw, deformity, stain, defect, fault, taint, reproach, dishonour, imputation.

blemish

Dermatology A cosmetic skin defect–eg, birthmarks and lesions caused by aging or exposure to the sun Examples Port-wine stains, scars, acne scars, birth-related stretch marks Management Green-light lasering. See Facial resurfacing.

blem·ish

(blem'ish)
1. A small circumscribed alteration of the skin considered to be unesthetic but insignificant.
2. To alter the skin, rendering an unesthetic appearance.
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For long-lasting lipstick, apply lip primer followed by a sweep of concealer and powder then apply lipstick, ensuring the lip colour stays true For dryer or more mature skin always use a cream blusher, creating a dewy look and preventing the cheeks from appearing flat Yellow-based concealers are more effective for blemished skin as they neutralise the blemish and soften its appearance For bright eyes, examine the tone of the skin - purple tones need yellow-based concealer and brown/grey tones need peach-based concealer.
It's common knowledge that applying natural substances like Vitamin C and E to the skin can help repair broken or blemished skin and discourage--seven helps prevent--scarring.
As we sped up the Tuichi River in a motorized canoe, scarlet macaws squawked by overhead; capybaras at the water's edge defied my perceptions of rodents; and tapir's footprints blemished the spotless sands.