Razor Bumps and Strawberry Legs: How to Prevent and Treat Them

What are Razor Bumps?

Razor bumps are little red bumps that sometimes form after you’ve shaved. They appear due to skin irritation caused by shaving.

Strawberry Legs? What’s that?

“Strawberry Legs” colloquially refers to Comedones. Essentially comedones are a clogged pores (hair follicles). Usually skin debris (Keratin) combines with oil to block the follicle. Strawberry Legs are essentially blackheads on your legs. The little dark bumps can resemble the seeds found on the skin of strawberries.

Prevention and Treatment of Razor Bumps and Strawberry Legs

So now that you know a little more about razor bumps and strawberry legs, you probably wonder what you can do to avoid or treat them. First, it is important to note that both conditions aren’t just an unsightly by-product of hair removal, but can lead to painful infections and skin issues.

Exfoliate! exfoliate! exfoliate! 

Exfoliation helps get rid of dead skin cells and other debris on your skin and in your pores, which helps to prevent and treat the dreaded Strawberry Legs we’ve discussed earlier. We recommend using the Folia Classic Mitt weekly to achieve results. 

Razor Bumps tips: Throw out your old dull razors and ladies please use shaving creme and moisturiser. 

I found this Aloe Vera Gel to be a game changer, as it hydrates the skin but is gel-based, which means it doesn’t clog the pores.