Iris Law might have been blessed with good genes — she’s the daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost — but regardless of what it might look like on the ‘gram, that does not mean her skin has always been flawless — that’s why she’s opening up about having acne-prone skin and the ways she deals with cystic acne.
In a new interview with Dazed, the model admitted she has “struggled with acne for so many years,” which is why nowadays she focuses on getting her skin to look as “clean and perfect as possible.”
“I’ve had cystic acne so the way I approach skincare has definitely evolved,” the 19-year-old told the magazine. “Seeing my skin change and having so many different doctors tell me different things, I feel that it’s best to go natural and be consistent intuitively. It’s not about having a 15-step facial routine but a select three or four steps that adjust to the seasons.”
“I find it baffling that people with acne still struggle to find products that work with their skin, and it’s practically impossible to mask it,” Iris also said, revealing she now advocates for a natural and ethical routine. “I find the cystic acne treatments currently available too harmful and drastic, as they can cause mood swings and depression, too.”
Iris then went on to explain her skin-care routine, admitting she uses a more oil-heavy routine during the winter months — which she’ll usually mix in with her daily moisturizer — favoring a lighter “Chanel overnight face mask” in the summer months.
The model also outlined her one-minute daily beauty routine, and it’s simpler than what you might think. “I’ll spray some rose toner, pat some lipstick onto my lips and cheeks, and sometimes use some balm to brush up my brows. I only use concealer and foundation if I’m doing a full face, as they kind of mask your facial definition and radiance, which you have to compensate for with extra products,” Law revealed.
And because beauty and skin care go hand in hand, she also shared the way she gets “unready.”
“I’m quite the germaphobe, so I’ll wipe down my face with witch hazel, spray some Caudalie mist and massage some 001 Skincare London moisturizer into my skin.”
While Law might have found her solution for cystic acne in an all-natural routine after trial and error, her routine might not work for everyone. As skin-care expert Renée Rouleau explained to Teen Vogue, unlike surface-level acne, cystic acne can be caused by a number of factors — from hormones to diet — so what works for one person might not for another. Lactic acid, for example, which naturally occurs in the human body, is just one of the chemicals used to treat cystic acne. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are also common treatments for acne-prone skin.
If you suffer from acne — whatever the type — enlisting a good dermatologist to pinpoint what products suit your needs would be the best call.
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