the point of Live Focus mode is to keep your subject IN focus while everything around your subject will be blurry. It's that bokeh effect. If you dont like the blurry effect around you, just use standard mode.
do you have a screen protector on? that could be causing blurry front facing photos
and sorry, wasn't trying to offend. Just some people are upgrading from devices that didn't have these features before and they don't know how they work, lol