Acne is far and away the worst four-letter word in our beauty vocabulary. It strikes viciously at the worst possible moment, and at any stage and age. Whether breakouts (the kind that blow up around your jawline once a month) have haunted your face since puberty, or you’ve been plagued with pimples that are detracting from your glorious pregnancy glow, we have a tried-and-trusted plan of attack we’re willing to share. It’s all about the three Cs: Calm inflammation. Control excessive oil. Camouflage until those gate crashers have left the party. Meet some of our favourite blemish blitzers.