A seemingly excellent innovation in Photoshop which appeared a couple of versions ago is the Spot Healing Brush. It means that unlike the normal Healing Brush, you don't have to find and select a section for the brush to use as a texture to cover the flaws you want removed. Instead it just compares to the immediate surroundings and removes the spot. Saves time.
Or it should. I just find that it is really poor. If a spot (say, a pimple) is close to an edge in the picture, that edge will usually get a ghost in the area you have Healed. And often, sometimes the brush simply removes all texture in the area, which just doesn't work, it looks like a clumsily airbrushed area.
I find it remarkable that such a central tool continues to work so poorly through several upgrades of Photoshop. When you think of the prices Adobe commands for their apps, they just mess up a little too often.