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Bid Adieu to Strawberry Legs

The thought and imagination of temperature rise and summer approaching scarily but whether you like it or not, the season is changing and we need to prep up!

With summer coming closer, it brings to wear shorts and dresses. 

What are Strawberry Legs?

Medically referred to as open come done, Strawberry Legs are open, dark skin pores that when ingrown hair, sebum, dirt, and dead skin cells become lodged in your follicles. Once exposed to the air, the oil gets oxidised and darkens. This then causes dark, dot-like spots that look like the ones found on the Strawberry fruit. 

Common Areas

  • Legs
  • Upper Arms
  • Bikini Area

What Causes Strawberry Legs?

While “strawberry legs” refer to a singular appearance, it’s, in fact, an umbrella term.
Several varied conditions can cause the distinct appearance of strawberry legs to occur. 


Shaving — particularly shaving improperly with old, dull razors or without shaving cream — can sometimes cause strawberry legs.

Razor burn can lead to strawberry legs, and it may also cause folliculitis to develop. Shaving can also result in ingrown hair. In some individuals, may be what’s causing the appearance of strawberry legs. This occurs most often in those with thick body hair.

Clogged Pores

The skin on your legs typically contains countless thousands of pores, and like all other pores, they can become clogged with infectious bacteria and dead skin.

These clogged pores — called open comedones — can turn dark after being exposed to the air. This undoubtedly takes place because the oil and debris inside the pores darken once it dries, much like the tiny blackheads that appear on your face.


Folliculitis occurs when the hair follicle becomes and sometimes infected. This condition can represent the result of shaving, waxing, or other hair removal methods that leave the hair follicle open and at increased risk of exposure. But it can equally occur if you’ve been exposed to bacteria, yeast, or fungus.

Using a hot tub with pH and chemicals that haven’t been regulated properly can also lead to folliculitis.

Overly Dry Skin

Sensitive skin is one of the symptoms of strawberry legs.

If your skin is exceptionally parched, you’re more likely to develop irritation when you shave. This could leave you vulnerable to develop razor burn, folliculitis, and the signature “Strawberry Legs” appearance. Dryness also tends to encourage the darkening of pores in your skin.

How are Strawberry Legs Treated?

  1. Moisturizing your skin thoroughly and daily

Replacing lost moisture will improve the appearance of your skin and should serve to alleviate or prevent the symptoms of strawberry legs.

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  1. Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis

Gently removing dead skin cells from the surface of your legs should help reduce strawberry legs, as well as help to prevent ingrown hairs. Removing dead skin on your legs will cause new hair a chance to weaken through the skin’s surface more easily.

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For some people, strawberry legs are deftly managed. Prevention measures and home remedies can spread a lasting way, so it’s possible to successfully eliminate strawberry legs on your own.

Share with us your experience in fighting Strawberry Legs.

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