Strawberry Legs

How to get rid of Strawberry legs

"Strawberry legs" is a term often used to describe the appearance of small dark spots or dots on the legs, like the seeds on a strawberry. These spots are clogged hair follicles or enlarged pores and are often a result of ingrown hairs, dead skin cells, or trapped oil. While they are generally harmless, many people find them cosmetically undesirable. Here are some steps you can take to help minimise the appearance of strawberry legs:

  1. Exfoliation:

    • Regularly exfoliate your skin gently with a gentle scrub or exfoliating mitt to remove dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause the appearance of strawberry legs. It is best to have a warm bath to open the hair follicle first before exfoliating the skin.
  2. Moisturise:

    • Apply a moisturiser daily to keep your skin hydrated. Dry skin can contribute to the development of ingrown hairs and clogged pores.
  3. Salicylic acid or Glycolic acid products:

    • These chemical exfoliants can help unclog pores and reduce the appearance of strawberry legs.

If these methods are still not working, try this:

Laser Hair Removal:

Laser hair removal is a long-term hair reduction treatment. It not only helps to minimise the appearance of strawberry legs, but it also makes your legs smoother.

Remember that results may vary from person to person, and it may take some time for the appearance of strawberry legs to improve. Consistency in your skincare routine is key, and it's important to be patient and gentle with your skin to avoid irritation.

If you would like to find out more about Laser Hair Removal, please book a free consultation with Setsuko.

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.