Strawberry legs are the term to describe dark pores or ingrown hairs along your legs, resembling the seeds of a strawberry. Strawberry legs can make you feel uncomfortable and insecure, but there are things you can do and products that you can use to reduce or eliminate the look of dark pores on your legs to make you feel confident again! But - let's remember that "strawberry legs" are VERY normal, and many of us experience them.
Strawberry legs occur when your pores and hair follicles are blocked from excess oil, dry skin, and bacteria. Oftentimes this is caused by a lack of exfoliation, over shaving, using an old shaver, or not using products on your legs before, during, or after you shave. Fortunately, with the right routine and the right products, this can easily be prevented!
Here are some tips and products to eliminate the look of strawberry legs:
Strawberry legs can be reversed with just a little TLC. The main fix for this issue is to exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating gets rid of the dead skin cells that sit on the top of your skin, in turn reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs.
Nordic dry brush
The nordic dry brush is a tool that can be used daily to help brush off those dead skin cells.
- To use this brush, start at your feet and work your way up, brushing in a circular motion. The thousands of fibers on this brush allow for a gentle exfoliation that leaves your skin feeling soft.
- The brush is best used before a shower, to allow you to clean off the dead skin.
Nude exfoliating scrub
- This product is 100% natural and vegan and helps further exfoliate the skin in the shower.
- Made with tea tree oil, this sugar scrub prevents ingrown hairs and allows for a smoother surface for shaving.
Moisturizing is an important step in any shaving routine or daily skincare routine. Throughout the day, as you age or as the weather changes, your skin loses moisture and dries out. This causes layers of dry skin, which once again can contribute to symptoms of strawberry legs. Here at Bushbalm we created moisturizing oils that also work to prevent future ingrown hairs.
Any of our oils
- Nude Oil: Ingrown Hair Treatment
- Bermuda Oil: Dark Spot Treatment
- Sweet Escape Oil: Scented Ingrown Hair Treatment
Check out this before and after photos from a Bushbalm customer.
"I have only used it once but it seems to really calm down my irritated follicles. I am using it on my legs to help with "strawberry legs" (where the hair follicle turns red and irritated, most likely from sweat and bacteria). I ordered this oil and the dry brush. First picture is 2 days post shaving, no oil, just my regular moisturizer used in the morning. Second pic is 3 days post shaving, after a shower and exfoliation in the shower with the Nude oil applied after (I didnt get around to trying the dry brush yet). So far it seems to really soothe my skin, seems extremely moisturizing and the scent is barely noticeable. If it works this well on my legs, I can't wait to try it on other areas, especially for the summer!... will keep people posted to see progress after more time!"