How to Get Rid of Strawberry Legs Once and For All, According to Dermatologists
It’s finally bare limb season! If you like to be fuzz-free, it’s time to break out the waxing kit, or just whip out your razor and mow a swath through the overgrown lawn that covers your legs.
But wait—why is your skin covered in little red or dark dots that may feel rough when you run your fingers over them? Looks like you’ve got a case of “strawberry legs.”
What causes strawberry legs?
Folliculitis: Folliculitis can also cause strawberry legs, says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. That’s when some kind of bacteria or fungus gets into your follicle (in this case on your legs), causing a little red bump, or maybe a whitehead around where the hair pops up. Friction (like where your clothes rub against your skin) or harsh chemicals can sometimes also cause folliculitis. “Both conditions are very common, and not dangerous, but can be occasionally itchy or painful,” says Dr. Nazarian.
Source: Good Housekeeping – How to Get Rid of Strawberry Legs Once and For All, According to Dermatologists By, Stephanie Dolgoff