How To Get Rid of Strawberry Legs
Women hate strawberry legs, and that’s a fact. Strawberry legs are actually darkened pores that are trapped in your hair follicles. These black dots aren’t health hazards, but they can really ruin a woman’s self-esteem.
The black dots are caused by sebum or sweat build-up clogging the hair follicles and they mainly occur in women that constantly shave their legs. The good news is that strawberry legs can be easily treated and prevented if you develop a good cleansing routine.
Exfoliation is a must! You need to regularly exfoliate your skin to get rid of the dead skin, oil builds up and bacteria that cause the ingrown hair.
Here’s how to make your own natural exfoliator:
- Mix 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp coconut oil, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp Aloe Vera gel and juice of half a lemon. Mix until you get a paste. Gently scrub the affected area with circular motions for a couple of minutes. Rinse with cold water afterwards and apply a toner to restore your natural skin pH.
Keep your skin moisturized
Moisturizing is key to maintaining health and irritation-free skin. On the other hand, there are some moisturizers that can clog your pores. These moisturizers form a seal on your skin’s surface and that seal can trap oil, dirt and deal skin inside your pores. Switch your cream for a watery moisturizing serum that won’t clog your pores.
Aloe Vera Massage
Everyone should incorporate Aloe Vera in their daily routines. It’s the best moisturizer and has properties that can fight fungi, bacteria and can also prevent strawberry legs.
Make your own Aloe Vera moisturizer by blending some cleaned Aloe Vera leaves. Pour the Aloe Vera in a spray bottle and use it on your body and also on your hair as a moisturizer.
Stop using a loofah
If you’re using a loofah, make sure you replace it regularly. Loofahs can trap dead skin cells and are a great breeding ground for bacteria, yeast and mold. The best things to do is to stop using it.
Buttermilk bath soak
Make yourself a luxury spa day by trying this buttermilk bath soak. The incredible bath soak will help you relax and make your skin glowing and soft.
Here’s what you need for the bath:
- 8 cups Epsom salt
- 4 cups buttermilk powder
- ½ cup dried chamomile leaves
- ½ cup dried rose petals
- ½ cup dried lavender
Put the chamomile, rose petals and lavender in a grinder and grind the until you get a fine powder. Put the herb mixture in a big bowl and add the buttermilk powder, Epsom salt and mix everything well. Store the mixture in a container. Use 1-2 cups for a bath soak.
Shower daily and any time you get sweaty
Regular showers are important for good hygiene and they may also help to prevent strawberry legs. Take a shower once per day to wash away dirt and dead skin cells from your legs. You should also shower after exercising or any time your legs get sweaty.
Use a mild, fragrance-free skin cleanser
When you wash your legs, make sure that you use a gentle cleanser that does not contain added fragrances, since these may irritate your legs. Instead, look for a cleanser that is labeled as gentle.
Apply non-comedogenic moisturizers only
Moisturizers that are labeled as non-comedogenic are less likely to clog the pores in your legs and cause pimples. Look for the term non-comedogenic on the bottle of any body lotion you buy.
Apply shaving cream to wet legs
Never shave your legs when they are dry. Apply the shaving cream to your legs when they are wet, such as when you are in the shower. Leave the shaving cream on while you are shaving. Do not rinse it off.
Use a new, sharp razor every time you shave
A dull razor will be less effective at removing your leg hair and it will also increase the chances that you will nick your skin. Instead, always shave your legs with a new, sharp razor.
Shave with the grain of your hair
Most people shave their legs against the grain to get a close shave, but this can increase your chances of ingrown hairs. Shaving with the grain, or in the same direction as your leg hair’s growth, will help to reduce the chances of ingrown hairs as well.
Rinse the razor between strokes
To ensure that the razor is cutting hairs with each stroke, rinse it under warm running water between strokes. Rinse the blades until all of the shaving cream and hair has been rinsed away.
Rinse your legs, pat them dry, and apply lotion
When you have finished shaving your legs, rinse away the remaining shave cream residue. Then, pat your legs dry with a clean towel and apply a layer of lotion to them.