Dressing table: Spot on ways to cover blemishes

Pure Care Cover Stick

With its anti-bacterial formula and the healing properties of anthyllis and calendula, this covers as well as repairs.

£15, Dr Hauschka, 01386 792 642

Blemishes No More Cleansing Pads

Celebrity dermatologist Dr Frederic Brandt created this range for blemish-prone skin without the need for prescription – Madonna is a client of his.

£21, Dr Brandt, exclusively at Space NK, spacenk.com

Tea Tree Blemish Gel

Tea tree is renowned for its healing properties. Dab the Body Shop's gel version on problem areas under make-up or on cleansed skin at night-time.

£4, The Body Shop, thebodyshop.com

Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam

The first part of Clinique's 3-step anti-blemish system helps to prevent the build-up of dirt on the skin's surface.

£12.72, Clinique, 0870 034 2566

Essential Tea Tree Gel

Mix this gel with Espa's Essential Mineral Mask (£23.49) to form a paste, leave on overnight for the antiseptic properties – and wake up to replenished skin.

£18.50 Epsa, espaonline.com

Brighter by Nature, Skin Tone Correcting Serum

Apply this serum before moisturiser if you suffer from ageing skin. The plant ingredients, together with yeast extract and vitamin C, help to clarify skin tone.

£30, Origins, 0800 731 4039. Available from August

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