Learn how to get rid of strawberry legs in 5 easy steps. These are very effective home remedies and techniques get those smooth legs and get rid of dark pores quickly. Using these tips will help you get rid of clogged pores, ingrown hairs caused by razor burns.
Strawberry legs is a laymen term which basically describes darkened pores or small bumps that are trapped in hair follicles. Although these little black dots are harmless, they may look embarrassing for some people.
How To Get Rid Of Strawberry Legs
These little dark pores are mostly found on the legs but can also show up on other parts of the body. Don’t worry though cause there are ways to help prevent or reduce the appearance of strawberry legs.
Step Up Your Exfoliation
To help kickstart a lazy complexion that hasn’t been doing well on its own, exfoliation is a must! Regular exfoliation helps remove layers of dead skin which make the hair penetrates through the skin instead of growing back into the skin.
Thus, it helps to get rid of the oil build up, dirt or bacteria that cause ingrown hairs or small bumps.
Body Scrub Recipe:
- 2 teaspoon of salt or sugar
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or few drops of any essential oil
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel (for oil-free moisture)
Just mix all the ingredients to form a paste and gently scrub to the affected area using a circular motion for 2-3 minutes.
Buttermilk Bath Soak
If you want to up the ante to a new level of awesomeness, try this buttermilk bath soak. I love a luxurious soak in the bathtub, as this is my “me time” to unwind, relax and collect my thoughts.
This indulgent bath soak will leave you relaxed, with skin so soft and glowing. This is a bath fit for a queen or king because everybody deserves to bathe to spoil oneself.
- 4 cups buttermilk powder
- 8 cups Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup chamomile (optional)
Place lavender, chamomile, and rose petal into a grinder or food processor and grind them to a fine powder. Place the ground herbs into a large bowl, add the Epsom salt, buttermilk powder and mix well to combine.
Transfer in a big container for storage. Use 1 or 2 cups of the blend for a bath soak
You can use your favorite herbs and if they’re not available, you can disregard them and simply use the buttermilk powder and the Epsom salts.
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.
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”
The plant is made of 96% water, so it comes out like a juice, which you can then pour into a spray bottle and spray onto your body, or onto your hair as a moisturizing treatment.
Gently massage the aloe vera gel into the skin for about 5 minutes, you don’t have to rinse it off.
Keep Skin Moisturized
Moisturizing the skin regularly is vital to keep your skin healthy and free from irritation particularly when the skin has been compromised by extreme weather conditions, such as wind and cold.
However, some moisturizer can clog pores due to silicones added as a cheap “fillers” that offer temporary skin-smoothing benefit.
They form a seal on the skin’s surface which can readily trap dirt, oil and dead skin cells within your pores.
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.
Now you know how to get rid of strawberry legs at home!