Updated December 25th, 2023 at 22:40 IST
Strawberry skin woes? Here is a list of DIY and professional procedures to consider
Strawberry skin is a symptom that can afflict anybody, depending on skin sensitivity and the regularity of hair removal procedures such as waxing and shaving.
The set of problems that come with having sensitive skin, not just for the face, but the whole body, makes for a never-ending list. Foremost among this, is the aesthetically unpleasing sight of strawberry skin. For the unversed, strawberry skin refers to the the miniscule but many reddish to dark, often raised spots that appear on one's body. While the legs are the most common place for these to occur, strawberry skin can essentially afflict any part of the body. Strawberry skin is not so much a condition as it is an eventuality taking place as a result of oil, dirt and dead skin clogging the hair follicles. However, there are some trusty hacks to help counter the situation.
The holy grail of countering strawberry skin is exfoliation. While overdoing exfoliation is not recommended, the treatment is required multiple times a week for those with recurring strawberry skin - something that tends to occur more with shaving and waxing. Exfoliation in this regard can be either physical or chemical.
Salicylic acid, glycolic acid, urea, and lactic acid are all effective hacks to counter the condition. Additionally, using an exfoliating glove once a week to affirmatively get rid of the dead skin will go a long way in reducing the appearance of strawberry skin.
For those with an especially stubborn case of strawberry skin, there is also the option of committing to in-office procedures. Microdermabrasion is a popular choice in this regard which sucks away the trapped dirt and debris in the hair follicles, doing away with strawberry skin.
Going in for laser hair removal is also an option worth considering as it does away with the dependence on waxing and shaving. A chemical peel also helps ensure smooth skin in this regard.
Published December 25th, 2023 at 22:40 IST