Have you ever wondered why your legs can look like they have brown spots all over after shaving?
It turns out it’s a thing and it’s called strawberry legs, with a skincare expert revealing on TikTok exactly why they happen and how you can get rid of them.
Strawberry legs are basically where your leg hair follicles become visible after shaving, but if you change up your post-shave routine, you can prevent stains from occurring to keep your legs smooth and polished.
TikTok account REN Clean Skincare shared a video shot by an expert, who revealed the secret to making sure strawberry legs are a thing of the past.
Sharing a photo of what Strawberry Thighs look like, they say, “Do your legs look like this after shaving? It’s called Strawberry Thighs and I’m going to show you two ways to to repair it.”
The skincare expert explained that although the condition can be genetic, it usually occurs from a buildup of keratin or bacteria on the skin.
“While it may be genetic, strawberry legs may aid in a buildup of keratin or bacteria, resulting in visible hair follicles,” they explain.
“Chemical and physical exfoliation is the best, most effective, and most non-invasive option for reducing the appearance of strawberry legs.”
Sharing how to keep strawberry legs at bay, they advised investing in a physical exfoliator like a body scrub as it “helps slough off dead skin cells and reveal fresher looking skin.”
What are Strawberry Legs and how do I get them?
The term “strawberry legs” is used to describe dark sports on your legs that look like small black dots and create a dotted or pitted appearance on the skin that looks like the outside of a strawberry.
Health line reports that the appearance of strawberry legs is due to hair follicles or enlarged pores that contain oil, bacteria, and trapped dead skin.
Shaving exposes the hair follicle or clogged pores and the air reacts with the oil buildup, oxidizing it and giving it a dark color.
How can I treat strawberry legs?
- Use moisturizing shaving cream – It is recommended to use moisturizing shaving cream when shaving and to shave in the direction of hair growth.
- Moisturize daily – it helps to replace lost moisture in the skin and improve its appearance.
- Exfoliate regularly – exfoliation helps remove dead skin and prevent ingrown hairs.
Not only is it nourishing for the skin, but they claim that such a scrub allows you to exfoliate without any additional irritation.
Another method is to use chemical exfoliation, with the expert noting the AHA body serum which contains lactic acid and shea butter.
It helps to “decongest, while softening and nourishing the skin”.
The expert adds, “For the most effective treatment, use the body scrub first and follow with the AHA body serum.”
If done regularly and consistently, the appearance of strawberry legs will be significantly reduced.
They claim, “With consistent use, expect to see visible results in as little as two weeks.”
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