Hair removal is a non-negotiable task that has to be fit into your beauty routine before you go on and rock that favourite LBD of yours. However, this monthly beauty duty of waxing or shaving might be ruining the skin on your legs and may be giving you strawberry legs. What’s that, you ask?

You might have noticed black spots all over your legs that resemble the black dots on a strawberry. If you can spot them on your legs right now, then let’s get to work. Here’s everything you need to know about strawberry legs and how you can get rid of it. 

strawberry legs and how to get rid of it

What are strawberry legs?

When clogged pores and ingrown hair appear black and pitted on your legs, this is a condition called strawberry legs. It is totally normal, but can look unsightly. The black spots on your skin look pretty much like the spots on a strawberry, ergo the name. The causes include shaving, clogged pores and inflamed hair follicles. It makes your skin rough and dry and the dark pores can keep your legs from looking smooth and flawless. But don’t worry as you don’t have to live with strawberry legs for long. It is easily treated and we’re going to help you get rid of it.

strawberry legs and how to get rid of it

How to get rid of strawberry legs?

To eliminate strawberry legs and get soft and smooth skin, here’s a sure-shot remedy you can try out—exfoliation. You can try a body scrub or DIY your own and scrub your legs twice a week to unclog pores and reduce the dark spots. Exfoliating your legs will help get rid of the oil and dirt settled in the pores and unlock brighter skin complexion. You can DIY the scrub with two tablespoons each of brown sugar and baking soda and three tablespoons of honey. Mix and rub on your legs and rinse. Do this twice a week.