How to Get Rid of Strawberry Legs in 4 Easy Steps

Just follow these 4 easy steps and you will not regret it!

What are Strawberry Legs

Strawberry legs is a colloquial term that basically describe as darkened pores or small bumps that are being trapped in hair follicles. Like an imprisoned grimes of blackheads or “open comedones” filled with dead skin, bacteria & oil.

Causes of Strawberry Legs

The most common causes of strawberry legs are sweat or sebum build-up clogging the hair follicles.

  1. Enlarged Pores
  2. Folliculitis
  3. Keratosis Pilaris

How to Get Rid of Strawberry Legs:

  • Step Up your Exfoliation

    Here's one of the recipes I used that helped me get rid of strawberry legs:

  • 4 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • juice of half a lemon (acts as a natural disinfectant)

Just mix all the ingredients to form a paste and gently scrub to the affected area using circular motion for 2-3 minutes.

  • Keep Skin Moisturized

    Try switching your cream for a watery moisturizing serum to get some humectant-based hydration that won't clog your pores or make dead skin cling.

Try switching your cream for a watery moisturizing serum to get some humectant-based hydration that won’t clog your pores or make dead skin cling.

  • Aloe Vera Massage

    I love using Aloe vera gel as part of the daily routines.

It is a potent moisturizer and contains properties that work against bacteria and fungi which are the great contributor to developing folliculitis, blackheads, dark pores or the dreaded “strawberry legs”.

  • Ditch your Loofah

    Pay attention to your loofah and make sure to replace it regularly. Due to its layers of netting, loofahs can trap dead skin cells helping them to harbor bacteria, mold, and yeast.

Also, they’re notorious in harboring pathogens that can harm your skin. Hence, all your efforts on exfoliating can be counteracted if you’re putting bacteria and dead skin cells back into your skin.

Final thoughts

If these home remedies don’t work for you, the best thing to do is to consult your dermatologist for opinions.

If the dark pores on legs are caused by bacterial or fungal folliculitis, a prescription like topical ointment may be the best solution.

If these strawberry legs are caused by keratosis pilaris, your dermatologist may recommend laser hair removal or light chemical peels.

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Recommended complementary product

We recommend exfoliating the area once a week after a warm shower with this ultimate blackhead remover device!

For best results use the Micro crystalline head.

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