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How to Treat Strawberry Legs

Do you ever shave your legs and instantly realize that those “perfectly smooth legs”, that the razor advertisement promised to offer, are a sham? Well, as much as it holds true, legs and their texture differ from person to person. While some may actually have those butter-smooth legs, others might have a little bumpy texture. This could be because of a skin condition called “Strawberry Legs”. It is not a new condition but is mostly overlooked because people are unaware that treating them is as easy as adopting a clean beauty lifestyle. So now that you’ve figured out the issue at hand (and legs), let us guide you through the thick and thins of it. 

As the name implies, skin with these bumps looks like strawberry-seeded skin and it typically affects the legs. You can get tiny, black patches or red dots on your skin, the condition of which is ultimately known as Strawberry Legs. Identifying strawberry legs is the first step in learning how to get rid of them. The pores and hair follicles of this seed-like skin are clogged with debris, germs, dead skin, and oil. They may be an indication of another problem if they are elevated or irritated. Otherwise known as plugged follicles, strawberry legs can be avoided by making a few changes to your skincare regimen.

Strawberry legs can also resemble several skin conditions. The correct diagnosis of strawberry legs involves identifying the following:

  • Pitted or dotted appearance on the surface of the legs
  • The blackening of open skin pores present on the legs
  • The appearance of black or brown bumps on legs post-shaving

Now that you know how to identify strawberry legs and their underlying issues, let's jump onto treating and caring for the same.

  1. Use a sharp and clean razor as well as hydrating shaving cream.

Shave along the direction of hair development, using a cream that keeps your skin warm and moist. This procedure helps to avoid razor rashes and burns, which cause strawberry legs. Shave carefully and lightly with short, gentle strokes. It's also preferable to shave your legs after or during a shower when your legs are free of excess oil and dead skin that could block your razor. To avoid irritation, change the blade or toss away disposable razors after roughly six shaves. Also, store your razor in a cold, dry place where germs cannot thrive. It should not be left in the shower.

  1. Thoroughly exfoliate and moisturize

Exfoliating eliminates dead skin cells and facilitates the growth of new hairs. Additionally, it makes clogging of pores or follicles more challenging. Use a clean washcloth or loofah to scrub your legs, then moisturize to keep your skin nourished. But stay away from anything with dye or other nasty ingredients. Use a dry brush, body scrub, or glove to remove oil and grime from your pores which also helps soften your skin.

We have listed out the best products for an everyday easy routine that will help your legs go from strawberry to smooth. 

Minimalist 11% Glycolic Acid & Tranexamic Acid Body Exfoliator

Exfoliants like glycolic acid and Tranexamic acid dissolve dead skin cells, which makes your skin smooth when you shave your legs. Using this chemical exfoliant will help reduce the prominence of strawberry legs by working its magic of acids and providing you with supple, even-toned skin. 

Vaunt Complete Cleanse Body Wash with Salicylic Acid & Mandelic Acid

Including ingredients that fit your skin and its requirements is essential in combating any concern. This body was with Salicylic Acid & Mandelic Acid is the change that your strawberry legs (and obviously your body) need to do away with the damage of long-lasting toxins. This body wash has an active formulation that helps clear dead skin cells, reduce body acne (from back to butt to legs), diminish scars and dark spots, soften skin to combat ingrown hair, and smoothen, clarify and nourish your skin. 

Dr. Sheth’s Tea Tree & Lactic Acid Body Lotion with Salicylic Acid & Liquorice

Applying a body moisturizer after showering and shaving can help replace lost moisture and will prevent dry skin and irritation. Moisturizing will improve the appearance of your skin, and should reduce the symptoms of strawberry legs. This Tea Tree & Lactic Acid Body Lotion is Crafted with a blend of AHAs & BHAs that helps slough off dead cells and combat strawberry legs resulting in softer skin.

FCL AHA Lotion 15 with Glycolic Acid

Another great ingredient to include in your skincare routine to treat strawberry legs is Glycolic Acid. This body lotion helps in exfoliation which effectively removes the outermost layer of dead cells from the complexion, revealing brighter, fresher skin. Enriched with milk protein and Multifruit BSC, it keeps your skin moisturized and bouncy for hours.

The Woman’s Company Body Shaving Crème with Tea Tree

It might sound like something made up by razor companies, but a good shaving cream will save your skin from the trauma that comes after. This amazing Shaving Cream with Tea Tree helps soften the hair and follicle, reducing friction (and irritation) when razors glide across your skin. It is enriched with emollients that protect dry and thirsty skin.

Your skin is susceptible to changes and it might take a while to get it right. So trusting the process is very important while implementing a change in your skincare routine. One must actively and carefully adopt products or ingredients as mentioned above to resolve this condition and get on with their skincare goals. Start with this clean and effective routine to get started on your journey to achieve smooth and shiny skin. 

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