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7 Simple Tips To Prevent Strawberry Legs Post Your Shaving Session

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Jun 8, 2021
Hacks To Prevent Strawberry Legs

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking to get rid of those dark spots that greet your freshly shaved legs. Since seeing our trusty salon specialist is not on the cards right now, shaving has become our go-to hair removal method thanks to the fast, easy, and painless process. Still, that’s not to say that shaving doesn’t come with its own set of drawbacks, apart from leaving your skin with razor burns and bums, it can also lead to dark spots that resemble strawberry seeds.

So, if you are looking for a smoother, stubble-free finish after your next shaving session, we’ve just the thing for you. In the interest of your legs, keep scrolling for the very best hacks to cure those nasty spots.

These Hacks Will Help You Prevent Strawberry Skin Post Shaving

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Try Dry Brushing

The process of preventing strawberry legs starts a day or two before you actually shave. The easiest way to avoid it is by dry brushing your legs. All you have to do is: brush your legs in circular motions before you take a shower. Next, soak your skin in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes before your shave. This process will help loosen the dead skin cells and draw out the impurities trapped inside the pores, thereby, giving you smoother skin.

Try A Physical Exfoliant

The easiest way to keep the strawberry legs at bay is by using a physical exfoliant. Exfoliating your legs will help loosen the dirt and oil residing in your pores, which helps to prevent the impurities from getting trapped in your pores while shaving. If you’re using a scrub, we recommend using a mild scrub and exfoliate gently in circular motions.

Chemical Exfoliation

If you wish to exfoliate your skin without abrasives, a chemical exfoliant might be your best bet. Look out for ingredients such as AHAs and salicylic acid in body lotions or washes. This will help get rid of dirt and impurities clogged inside your pores and will help in preventing strawberry legs.

Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise

We’ve said it a thousand times but it bears repeating, always layer your skin with moisturiser after you exfoliate. Also, keeping our skin hydrated is key to shedding off the dead skin cells naturally. For folk with dry skin, we recommend investing in deep nourishing moisturisers with ingredients such as shea butter and ceramides.

Use A Good-Quality Razor

It’s extremely important to pay attention to the shaving technique you’re following and investing in good quality products. A low-quality razor usually dulls much more quickly, is often not as sharp, and gets nicks on the edges of the blade. That said, you are likely to repeat the razor strokes again and again, which makes the skin inflamed and the clogged pores more visible.

Use A Leg Mask

Calling out our fellow DIY aficionados: you can really soothe your legs with a simple mask treatment. In a bowl, take ½ cup each of besan and full-fat yogurt. Then, add 2 tablespoons of honey along with lemon juice of ½ a lemon and 1 tablespoon of water. Mix the ingredients together and apply it all over your legs. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off.

Use A Nourishing Shaving Cream

While gel creams are standard when it comes to shaving products. Here’s a secret: using your hair conditioner on your legs before shaving can work like magic. It’ll help soften the hair and will provide a smooth, clean shave with much less irritation. But regardless of what product you use on your leg, ensure to not get water on your legs while shaving.

Strawberry legs who?

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