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Blemish

A minor defect in appearance that does not affect the durability or strength of wood, marble, or other material.

blemish

In wood, marble, etc., usually a minor appearance defect that does not necessarily affect durability or strength.
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In addition to the CHOCOLA(R) BB Lucent C , Eisai has also introduced a quasi-drug product CHOCOLA(R) BB Lucent C Cream that prevents blemishes and brown spots by suppressing the production of melanin with vitamin C.
Olay's Consultant Dermatologist Dr Ginny Hubbard, has noticed a definite increase in the number of adult women coming to see her with blemishes and problem skin.
The blemishes, intentional and central to the theme, are not brought on by precipitous mishap but by nature.
HERE'S THE right hand of Michelangelo's David; those colored spots and lines mark the cracks, blemishes, and grime that have accumulated over 499 years.
However, visual inspection can't always distinguish harmless blemishes from spots of fecal matter.
Those with credit blemishes, including such obstacles as bankruptcy, can still refinance, but likely at higher rates.
Popping pimples lets bacteria and dead cells spill onto the surface of surrounding skin, which can trigger more blemishes.
said Thursday it has found that a substance found in cigarette smoke causes inflammation when exposed to sunlight, eventually producing blemishes on people's skin.
I did wonder that if she was to meet me, a few of my blemishes might end up in a book of hers.
While these steps can help to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, a monthly skin, check can help to detect changes in the skin, especially to moles and blemishes, that could signal the early stages of malignant melanoma.
The programs work on pictures taken with digital cameras or on photos shot on film and scanned into digital form, and they'll let you make red-eyed relatives look human again, touch up a picture's blemishes, brighten faded colors, recrop, and even make more-creative changes--like superimposing your pet collie's head over Uncle Charlie's face.
Most earthly creatures suffer from facial blemishes - even top models and movie stars - and most people can't just hide until it goes away.