I use lightroom most times especially when I have too many features in the background then I transfer the selfie to SNAPSEED to get three things
Increased exposure using the brush tool
To get smooth skin you use the portrait tool which also includes eye focus .
And in less than two minutes you are done editing.
Before and after effects of using snapseed and lightroom below.
If you have any questions kindly drop a question or visit my last post HERE