Do you feel conscious about wearing short dresses because of dark spots? It could be strawberry legs.
Strawberry legs appear when pores or hair follicles become clogged with dead skin, oil, and bacteria. It can happen for a number of reasons, but shaving is the most common reason.
They are easily identified due to their resemblance to strawberry skin. The way it looks may annoy or embarrass you, but strawberry legs are just clogged pores that you can easily treat and prevent.
Symptoms of Strawberry Legs
- Pitted dark spots
- Darkening of open pores
- Irritation, inflammation or redness
Causes of Strawberry Legs
- Clogging of pores
When the pores on your legs’ skin become clogged, your skin will naturally produce more oil. When you shave, you expose the oil to air, which causes it to turn black. This results in tiny black dots all over your legs.
Folliculitis is a skin disorder characterized by infected and inflamed hair follicles. It is frequently caused by hair removal methods that expose the hair follicle to oxidation, resulting in a scab or brown patch on your skin.
Inappropriate shaving using old or blunt razors, or shaving without a moisturizing routine, can result in razor burns, folliculitis, and ingrown hair. In such cases, the hair follicle becomes inflamed and irritates the surrounding skin, causing black spots to appear. Improper shaving can also cause hyper-pigmentation that also looks like strawberry legs.
- Ingrown hair
Improper removal of body hair is the main cause of ingrown hairs. When you have thick body hair, the presence of ingrown hairs in the skin can cause strawberry legs to appear. Ingrown hair can also cause painful bumps, blisters, and skin darkening in some cases.
- Keratosis pilaris
A skin condition called keratosis pilaris also referred to as “chicken skin,” causes small bumps on your skin that resemble goosebumps on a chicken’s skin. These bumps are hair follicles that have become clogged with dead skin cells. They may be red or brown in color.
- Dark spots
Strawberry legs can also be caused by hyperpigmentation or dark spots caused by sun damage, injury, underlying diseases, or inflammation.
Dry skin is more sensitive and is more prone to razor burn or irritation. This could result in folliculitis, as well as darkened pores or strawberry legs.
How to Prevent Strawberry Legs
- Avoid scratching
It is normal to feel itchy and want to scratch strawberry legs because of the dryness associated with them. However, you must avoid doing so because it could cause inflammation and hyperpigmentation by destroying the skin’s protective barrier.
By clearing your pores of the debris and oil that are clogging them, regular exfoliation can help your skin look smoother and feel softer. To exfoliate your dead skin cells and improve the texture of your skin, try natural scrubs like Lippi’s Crafts Scrub rather than abrasive exfoliates and scrubs that damage the skin’s protective barrier with their synthetic beads.
- Chemical Peeling Agents
Dry skin can also be treated with products that contain glycolic or salicylic acid. These products peel away the dead skin cells leaving your skin smoother and spotless.
The protective barrier of dry skin is easily damaged by wear and tear. Moisturizing the skin will improve its health and lessen its susceptibility to strawberry skin.
- Stay Hydrated
It is very important to hydrate internally. Do not forget to drink water every hour and consume fruits and vegetables that are high in moisture.
- Consider using a Dry Brush.
One way to stimulate the lymphatic system in our bodies to remove waste is through the Ayurvedic practice of dry brushing. It is known to exfoliate the skin, enhance blood flow, smooth out rough patches on our skin, and reduce the risk of cellulite, ingrown hair, and hyperpigmentation.
- Follow Proper Shaving Rules.
So, if you’re going to use a razor alone, at least shave well. That implies buying a high-quality razor.
- Make sure the blade is always clean and sharp
- Give your legs a quick soak in water beforehand. This softens the skin and hair.
- Apply shaving cream before beginning.
- Do not go over one spot several times (of course, this only works if the blades are sharp).
- After shaving, moisturize with our body butter or soothe the skin with appropriate lotions.
- Begin by shaving in the direction of the hair growth.
- Use an aftershave cream or lotion to reduce inflammation, if any.
- Switch to Waxing or Epilators
Waxing and epilators remove hair from the roots, reducing the possibility of ingrown hairs and resulting in smooth, supple skin.
Keeping your skin moisturized, soothing it, and avoiding abrasive products can all help to lessen the symptoms. The greatest remedy for strawberry legs, however, is to use scrubs. These should be done before every wet shave and ideally daily.
Strawberry legs won’t last long, so don’t worry if you have them. Strawberry legs can usually be managed at home by exfoliating and moisturizing regularly. There is a wide range of body scrubs from Lippi’s Craft available in a variety of flavors and made with natural and organic ingredients. We begin manufacturing a product only after receiving an order. This is why you can count on us to deliver products that are fresh and pure.