People often witness small, dotted bumps, especially on their legs, and wonder if they are the result of shaving. This condition is called “strawberry cuticle”. It is caused by dirt that collects around the pores and not by shaving.
Pooja Nagdev, aromatherapist, esthetician, and founder of Inatur explains, black dots appear on the skin due to ingrown hairs and open pores. “Although the top layer of the skin can have such appearances for a variety of reasons, if the pores look black and resemble strawberry seeds, you most likely have this skin condition,” she says, according to a Hindi-language report Express. It’s not a serious condition, the expert adds, but it does happen when pores become clogged with oil and dirt. People may experience this after shaving as the pores open up and are exposed to air, making them black.
Four ways to get rid of strawberry peel:
1: Apply the moisturizer:
Strawberry skin is prone to dryness and therefore moisturizer should be applied to treat it. An aromatherapist says you should gently massage the area with cold cream or body lotion right after you shower. It will moisturize your skin and help you get rid of the dirt around the pores.
2. Shave properly:
It is important to fly properly. The type of razor you use also plays a big role in dryness and sensitivity, so harsh razors should be avoided.
3. Start using the epilator:
Waxing and shaving cause folliculitis, which is why it is recommended to start using an epilator. The epilator is a rotating device that pulls the hairs out from the roots and helps avoid clogged pores.
Exfoliation is an essential step in your skincare routine, especially when your skin has blackheads. Scrub your skin properly with a loofah while you shower and moisturize your skin afterwards to close open pores. Doing so will help you get smoother skin.
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