How to get rid of strawberry legs?

Sorry, not sure if that’s what it’s called, but that’s what I call it!
My legs seem to be covered in these little dark pores…what is it from and how can I stop it??

Not my actual leg just a pic I pulled up from Google images!

Strawberry legs are THE worst! The best thing you can do is exfoliate regularly and also stop shaving if possible. Waxing is much better for your skin, and after awhile, the hair will grow slower and less darker too.
So exfoliate and stop shaving and eventually over time, strawberry legs no more :slight_smile:

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@beehive67 strawberry legs are usually caused by a few different things, but more often than not, it’s basically ingrown hairs and improper shaving techniques. I say improper because you may be using your razor way past its expiration date (we’re ALL guilty of that!).

So, in order to avoid strawberry legs there are a few things you should do:

#1. Dispose of all old razors, and only use new razors as much as possible. Even better, ditch the razor alltogether and wax instead. Razors cause razor burns, strawberry legs, and ingrown hairs. The other option is to give your skin a break as well.
#2. When shaving, always use shaving foam. Do not ever shave dry or without any shaving cream. This will irritate the skin.
#3. Exfoliate on a regular basis. All you need is some sugar and some oil to make your own body scrub. Exfoliate those legs once or twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells that accumulate onto the skin. Exfoliating also helps to reduce the amount of ingrown hairs.
#4. Hydrate on a regular basis. After you’ve shaved or waxes and exfoliated, it’s super important to hydrate your skin. Apply a thick body cream to the legs right after your shower, while skin is still warm and damp. This will absorb it better.

Follow these 4 things and I guarantee, strawberry legs no more!

Thanks so much for all the info @brandywine! I already have my spa night set up for tonight, including a brand new razor, so I’ll be exfoliating those legs for sure!

Since I’ve posted this, I’ve been exfoliating regularly, and I must have my strawberry legs are almost gone! I still have a little here and there, but I also suspect that that’s from shaving a lot as well. Was thinking of starting to wax my legs instead of shaving them, but I just don’t like the fact that I have to wait so long in between LOL

Strawberry legs happen when hair, dirt, and bacteria get trapped underneath the skin, and this is usually caused by shaving. Like the others, I recommend you take a break from shaving for a while.

Also, take a nice long bath to open up the pores. This would be the equilavent of a steam facial, but for your legs. To warm water will open up the pores, and after that, you should exfoliate using a good quality body scrub, or make your own. Then, rinse off, and close up the pores with rinsing your legs with cool or cold water. Follow up with a thick moisturizer and you should be good to go!

I make a really good exfoliating recipe, which I found works really well to get rid of strawberry legs!! Just mix some used coffee grounds with coconut oil and rub into your legs while you’re in the shower. Coffee is supossed to be good for your skin because it exfoliates, but also helps with cellulite and other skin issues. And the coconut oil leaves skin very soft!

For me, the best thing that worked to get rid of strawberry legs was moisturizing. Sure, exfoliating is important too, but I noticed that my legs were super dry, so I made sure to apply a thick moisturizer every single night before bed as well as after every shower. I also mixed in some lavender essential oil into the cream - it really helped!

Good call! I often forget to moisturize…or rather I’m just too lazy, and I’ll completely skip it, but you’re right, moisturizing is probably a lot more important than exfoliating!

NOTE TO SELF: moisturize more in the new year :smiley:

Check out this article on how to get rid of strawberry legs! Thought it might be helpful in this thread :slight_smile:

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Agree with everyone! Exfoliate and moisturize to get rid of strawberry legs, and you have to be consistent with it. I would say to exfoliate 2-3 times a week, and moisturize every time you get out of the shower and every night before bed.

For strawberry legs, I also found that rubbing Vaseline (petroleum jelly) onto the legs really works. It’s because it’s super moisturizing, and strawberry legs usually happens when the skin is dry and not exfoliated regularly. So on top of exfoliating, also use Vaseline.

love the idea of putting on vaseline! It’s such a great ingredient to put on almost everything!

I always seem to get strawberry legs whenever I put on self-tanner. This happens even after I’ve exfoliated my legs. Any ideas?

Yep, that has happened to me as well in the past, it’s because the self tanner gets into the pores and leaves those strawberry marks. Make sure you really exfoliate the skin well before and also maybe mix a little moisturizer with your self tanner. If your skin isn’t perfectly smooth and exfoliated, self tanner will always look a little off unfortunately.

You’re absolutely right @domini_que! Using self tanner on legs that are not properly exfoliated and moisturized can cause the biggest strawberry legs ever! If you already use an exfoliant and it doesn’t do the trick, make your own by combining sea salt and some coconut oil or olive oil. It’s a bit rougher than sugar and works better on tougher skin such as legs and arms.

Hi @beehive67
One of the major reasons of strawberry legs is shaving. There are so many girls out there who generally use Shaving Razors for easy and fast hair removal. But this has really the worst effects after some time.
Strawberry skin, dark spots and iching are the major consequences of using shaving razors.
In my opinion you should stop shaving your legs for about 5 to 6 months. This problem will be gone. And then go for waxing instead of shaving if you want.

Strawberry legs occur when small black color spots develop on the surface of legs. These black spots resemble strawberry seeds . Strawberry legs occur when enlarged pores or hair follicles trap dead skin, oil, and bacteria. A person often experiences strawberry legs following shaving. Other skin conditions that can cause strawberry legs to include clogged pores, folliculitis, dry skin, and Keratosis Pilaris.

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