Flaunting smooth legs for days is a dream of every woman. But sometimes, tiny dark spots appear on your skin and dampen the mood. Yes, we are talking about ‘strawberry legs’. These look like blackheads but instead of your face, they are on your legs. Luckily, these tiny pits on the skin are avoidable and treatable.
If you are searching for an ideal remedy for strawberry legs, then you’ve arrived at the right spot. Today, we’ve lined up a few ways in which you can get rid of strawberry legs from the comfort of your home. So, keep on reading to know more!
What Are Strawberry Legs?
Strawberry legs refer to the small black dots that appear on your skin. The term is derived from the dotted appearance of the seeds of a strawberry. These are enlarged pores or hair follicles which are clogged with bacteria, dirt, oil and dead skin cells. When you shave, your pores open up and get exposed to air and dirt. This oxidises the oil present in your skin and makes it turn black. However, clogged pores are just one of the causes of this issue, here are a few more things that may cause strawberry legs, such as:
• Improper shaving:
Using dull razors while shaving can lead to ingrown hair. This can make your pores appear darker, causing strawberry legs.
• Dry flaky skin:
Shaving on dry skin can get you bumps and make it look like you have strawberry legs.
When the hair follicle becomes inflamed and infected, it results in strawberry legs.
• Keratosis pilaris:
It is a skin condition that causes small bumps on your skin. It gives you the appearance of strawberry legs.
How To Get Rid Of Strawberry Legs At Home?
1. Use An Epilator
It’s seen that waxing or shaving can easily cause strawberry legs. So, switching to an epilator is the easiest remedy for strawberry legs. Epilators remove hair from its roots without causing any irritation to your skin. They are quite convenient to use and the results last for up to 3-4 weeks. You can try the Braun Silk épil 9 Flex Wet & Dry Epilator which has a fully flexible head. Its micro-grip technology removes even the shortest hair with precision. It is 100% waterproof and has a slim, ergonomic handle which makes it easy to use even in the shower. The best part is that this epilator comes with a deep exfoliation brush which helps in removing dead skin cells and proves to be more effective than a manual scrub. Check out Braun Silk-épil 1 epilator for the best leg epilation experience.
2. Use Physical Exfoliants
Exfoliation is one of the most effective at-home remedies for strawberry legs. It helps in getting rid of any dirt and oil that’s trapped within the skin’s pores. All of which help you to prevent and get rid of strawberry legs. For starters, you can opt for physical exfoliants like brushes, loofahs, or sponges. If you epilate, you should look for epilators that offer exfoliating brushes like the Braun Silk épil 9 Flex Wet & Dry Epilator does.
3. Apply Chemical Exfoliants
Chemical exfoliants work well in shedding dead skin cells faster. These exfoliants primarily include salicylic acid and glycolic acid. On application, these exfoliants dissolve the dead skin on the skin and when rinsed with water, it helps you to get rid of strawberry legs, in time. Make sure to consult a doctor before using any chemical exfoliants on your skin.
Your skin needs an ample amount of nourishment which can be only fulfilled through moisturisation. Applying a generous amount of moisturiser would not only work as a treatment for strawberry legs but at the same time would enhance the overall appearance of your skin. So, make sure to hydrate your skin regularly!
Why Choose Braun Products?
By now we’ve learned the importance of exfoliation which is one of the best home remedies for strawberry legs. At Braun, we understand this need and have built epilators that have ergonomic designs and exfoliation brushes like the Braun Silk-epil 9 SkinSpa Wet & Dry Epilator. It comes with not one but three exfoliation brushes that have high-performance bristles. It has a 40% wider head that removes more hair in one stroke. Its micro grip technology catches hold of the smallest hair. Lastly, it is waterproof which means you can use it in the shower too.
If you are a beginner to epilation, then the Braun Silk-épil 5 Wet & Dry Epilator is an ideal pick for you. It is powered with SensoSmart technology which ensures that you apply the right amount of pressure and remove more hair in one stroke. It comes with a massage cap and skin contact cap which ensures gentle epilation. Lastly, this epilator is 100% waterproof and can be used in the shower.
Dealing with strawberry legs can be a little annoying. However, if you follow the above-given treatments for strawberry legs, soon you will be blessed with smooth skin. Make sure to exfoliate your skin before epilating your hair and keep it moisturised as an aftercare. This will surely keep strawberry legs at bay!