To an unlucky few it’s something only a mother could love, while for a charmed minority it becomes their passport to fame and glory.
Whatever you think of your face, you only have one – so you'd better learn to look after it.
Make the best of how the world sees you with our guide to getting your physiognomy in shape, from our selected grooming experts.
"The key extract within this eye peel is Regu-Age, a blend of purified soy and rice bran that enhances micro-circulation, reducing dark, puffy circles, while also strengthening under-eye tissue. In addition, try wrapping cucumber in gauze and placing it over the eyes. This leaves them looking revitalised and rested."
Ole Henriksen, Skin Cosmetician
Product: Ole Henriksen Eye Peel, £39
"Keep it natural; you want a shape that doesn’t look over-plucked. Only remove straggly hairs and if your brows meet in the middle, pluck only a few. To get the gap right, place a pencil up against each side of your nose to show where the brows should start. To trim stray hairs, comb the brows upwards then trim the hair that comes over the top of the brow."
Vanita Parti, Blink Brow Bars
Product: Tweezerman slant tweezer, £20 Mankind
"The best time to tackle blackheads on the nose is straight after showering, when pores are opened from the steam. Apply a layer of scrub to clean out pores. Then use a mask to lift debris from pores and clear the skin. Finish with a light, mattifying moisturiser. Do not scrape away at blackheads with fingers as this can damage skin.”
Deborah Gayle, The Refinery grooming salon
The Refinery Face Scrub, £19 Mankind
"To avoid dry lips, take a few minutes after showering to gently clean lip area with Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, then apply Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex to provide a barrier against dryness and chapping. The Lip Complex can be used during the day if lips feel slightly dry again; it’s small enough to keep in a pocket.”
Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex, £20, dermalogica.co.uk
"This cleanser contains oat amino acid derivative to gently slough away surface debris and dirt and soften skin, a combination of nordihydroguaiaretic and oleanolic acids to control excess sebum, and cornflower extract, known for its soothing and toning properties."
Jean-Louis Sebagh, Cosmetic Doctor/Surgeon
Dr Sebagh Breakout Foaming Cleanser, £25, Selfridges