Retouching skin, faces, is generally not a simple process, touted by most people retouching plug-in websites.
There are several levels of retouching for several kind of images.
From a quick 5 minute job to something that can take several hours. Each has it place.
I do run a pro skin plug-in at the end of retouching most images, but only to give a small amount of softness to certain areas, plus to give the skin a slight bump in contrast.
Before that, I do everything by hand making sure to retain as much skin texture as possible,
relative the the image.
Your images are how people see you, and I treat them with great respect.
5 Minute Image - $3 per image
Light Touch-Ups & Minor Skin Retouching
I spend no more than 3-5 minutes per image.
That doesn't mean a poor final product, only that the image needs less work.
Per Hour - $25
Advanced skin and body retouching. Hair,eyes, teeth etc... Liquifying if needed.
Below are some before & afters of simple to advanced work.