How To Make Skin 'Smoother' For Headshot (Example Pic Inside)

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How To Make Skin 'Smoother' For Headshot (Example Pic Inside)

Hi, I am new to retouching and went through a workflow of white balance/exposure/ adjustments followed by blemish removal with the healing brush and then frequency separation. I am using Photoshop 2021. The frequency seperation made a huge difference in evening out the colours of the skin tone but the skin looks very rough/grainy with so many little marks on the face i'm not sure I could spot remove them all.

How do I make the skin on my pic more 'smooth'? I have included the pic I am working on as well as an example picture of which I would like mine to look like in terms of skin tone/texture. Thank you!

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