Showing a little extra skin this summer? After over a year of restrictions, cancelled trips and more - we don’t blame you. But don’t be disheartened if, when reaching for those short-shorts or swimwear, you’ve noticed small dark, red dots or rough and bumpy skin. Not only is this far more common than you think, but the term ‘Strawberry Legs’ has been trending all-summer long as we collectively blow off our cobwebs. So, let’s dive in deeper to find the reasons and potential remedies to Strawberry Legs, giving you the boost of confidence you need to bare all.
What are Strawberry Legs?
A catch-all term, Strawberry Legs refers to the appearance of skin itself (pitted or dotted texture that resembles the seeds of a strawberry) rather than any direct cause. Typically these dots are enlarged hair follicles or pores that contain trapped oil, dirt or dead skin; and when this follicle or clogged pore is exposed after shaving, air can reach the oil inside, oxidising and turning dark.
Skin dryness and Strawberry Legs
Not only can dryness exacerbate the appearance of dark dots, but an over-accumulation of dead skin cells on the skin surface can block pores, causing patches of rough, bumpy or flaky skin; leaving skin looking dull and lacklustre.
Products that help with Strawberry Legs
With Lactic Acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells and Xylitol to help retain moisture, this uniquely formulated serum helps smooth bumpy skin while helping combat skin dryness, for a more radiant, dewy look
● Body Scrubs
Mechanical exfoliation with scrubbing particles is one of the quickest routes to more radiant, smoother-looking skin. For an energising experience, Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium uses sea salt to slough off those dead cells, while more pampering-feeling Morroccan Rose Scrub uses sugar; both leaving your skin feeling balmy soft after.
● Body Moisturisers
A nourishing body cream can help combat dryness, while boasting other benefits such as boosting skin radiance or helping to relax the mind through natural-origin scent. As with the above we’ve got Atlantic Kelp and Moroccan Rose, plus our zesty and uplifting Neroli And Grapefruit Body Cream. Choose your scent and apply straight after drying your body from the shower to help retain moisture in your skin, lessening the appearance of dryness, dullness and roughness.