The next technique is to create a diffused glow that hides the textures of the skin. This is mostly used with women and works quite well. Here you can see before and after. The first step is to duplicate the Background Layer. Then apply Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur to the image. Depending on the resolution of the image you want to blur this layer anywhere from 1 to 12. High resolution files would be 12, low res closer to 1.

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