I added a texture only because I took the photo in harsh lighting and thought the texture might help tone it down a bit....which it did. I love seeing photos that have textures added to them. There are some people who seem expert at it and know exactly what to add. I just don't happen to be one of them. :)
I've got an inner ear infection so I'm not feeling my best. Hopefully, the medication will help it improve sooner rather than later.