Strawberry Legs?? Let’s Talk About Pores on Your Legs!
If you have ever noticed small dark spots on your legs after shaving, then you may be wondering where they came from. Many people have nicknamed the presence of these little dark spots strawberry legs because of how they resemble the seeds of a strawberry.
Strawberry legs are very common, and the dark spots are actually just like the blackheads you can get on your face. These open comedones can trap excessive oil, dirt, or bacteria, and your body’s reaction to the blockage causes the opening to appear dark.
5 causes of strawberry legs
This condition doesn’t have a singular cause. They can be caused by many different things, such as:
- Shaving. One of the major causes of strawberry legs is improperly shaving. If you are shaving without shaving cream and with an old, dull razor, then the razor burn that results from the shaving session can cause blackheads on your legs. This improper shaving technique can also cause ingrown hairs, which can look like strawberry legs for people with thick hair.
- Clogged pores. Your legs have thousands of pores, and just like the pores on your face, they can become clogged with dirt, bacteria, and dead skin. When the oils and bacteria are exposed to the air, they darken and cause a blackhead, not at all unlike the way your pores respond elsewhere on your body.
- Folliculitis. What a hair follicle becomes inflamed or infected folliculitis occurs. Folliculitis can be the result of shaving, waxing, or other hair removal methods, or it can come from exposure to bacteria, yeast, or fungus. This condition starts with small red bumps, and these bumps can develop into scabs.
- Keratosis pilaris. This condition can look like tiny pimples or gooseflesh, but they are actually tiny accumulations of keratin and dead skin cells, and they can be rough to the touch. Keratosis pilaris can be itchy and dry, but this condition can be treated with moisturizers. This condition is also rather seasonal, and it appears more frequently during the winter months.
- Dry skin. Lastly, dry skin can cause or exacerbate the symptoms of strawberry legs. If your skin is really dry, then you can develop irritation when you shave, and this can leave you more vulnerable to razor burn, folliculitis, and open comedones on your legs. Dry skin can also make your pores look darker and make your strawberry legs more visible to the naked eye.
5 ways to treat pores on legs
There are many ways to treat strawberry legs. Here are several at-home remedies and professional solutions for treating blackheads on your legs.
Strawberry legs, or having large pores on your legs, is common and normal, but it can be prevented easily. To avoid the occurrence of strawberry legs, make sure you are shaving properly, make sure your skin as well moisturize, and make sure you are exfoliating your skin regularly. If you find that blackheads on your legs is a reoccurring problem, then you can seek professional treatment options such as electrolysis or laser therapy.
FALL WEDDING EYESHADOW TO MATCH YOUR EYE COLOR ✨
When you think of fall wedding makeup, warm tones are usually the go-to eye look. This makeup look is personally not my style but I do feel as if it would look perfect for a fall event such as a wedding/bridal shower etc. The look I created suits brown eyes well but I will share some tips to swap out the shades to compliment different eye colors. About me: I have medium brown colored eyes I have a neutral undertone (leans towards golden) I have larger eyes with lots of lid space Products used: HUDA BEAUTY - Rose Gold REMASTERED Eyeshadow Palette (matte shades are a little chalky but the glitters work well) Charlotte Tilbury - Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara MAC - MAC Lip Pencil (bespoken) wet n wild - MegaLast Matte Lip Color ARDELL - Wispies Lash LAURA GELLER - Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator How to eye makeup: I created a pictorial to help show the placement of the eyeshadow. - I started off by putting bae all over the lid (4) - I placed sandalwood in the crease/brow bone area as a transitional shade (5) - I then put man eater and bossy into the crease extending it to the outer corner (2) - Then I did a slight cut crease with NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer and placed the shades #blessed and 24k in the center and inner corner lid. (1) - Next, I used black truffle and coco on the outer corner and blended. (3) - I then smoked out man eater and bossy on the lower lash line. (2) - Lastly I applied mascara, false lashes and added LAURA GELLER - Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator for an inner corner highlight. Match the look to your eye color: For brown eyes: use more of the shade #blessed on the lid as it is more bronze and will compliment the eyes nicely. Also, use more of the sandalwood as it is a warm brown and will look make your brown eyes stand out. For blue eyes: use more of the 24k on the lid as the gold will compliment the eyes. Also, use more of the sandalwood as the orange shade will make the eyes pop. For green eyes: use more of the 24k on the lid as the gold will compliment the eyes. Also, you can skip the sandalwood transition shade and swap it out for bossy. The red shadows will make the eyes pop. #CheriePartner
👄 I used Algenist Lip Collagen for 6 weeks 👄
About Algenist: Launched March 2011 Co-founders, Harrison Dillon & Jonathan Wolfson weren’t intending to get into the beauty industry. Instead in 2004 they set out to create a renewable energy source from algae, in their Bay Area garage. After studying thousands of strains of microalgae, they unexpectedly discovered a protective, regenerating compound called Alguronic Acid. Algae expert & Stanford professor Arthur Grossman encouraged them to further research & investigate the application of Alguronic Acid into skincare development. Alguronic Acid protects algae from some of the harshest environments in the world & regenerates cells, allowing the algae to thrive. Algenist GENIUS Liquid Collagen® Lip $35/.34 oz THE CLAIMS: A vegan collagen moisturizing lip treatment that visibly restores lip fullness & contours, for youthful-looking lips in as few as 10 days. WHAT IS IT?: A dual phase lip treatment that suspends botanical lip enhancers & hundreds of beads of Microalgae Oil in collagen water. Formulated with plant collagen, & Algenist's patented Alguronic Acid®: naturally sourced & sustainably produced from algae. SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Alguronic Acid® has been clinically proven to visibly minimize appearance of fine lines/wrinkles & boost benefits of other active ingredients. Exclusive Active Vegan Collagen™: A high-concentration vegan collagen that strengthens & conditions to improve texture. “Vegan” collagen is a new innovative technology created by binding corn, soy & wheat protein fibers resulting in vegan amino acids that structurally mimic & provide a similar function to animal-derived collagen. Microalgae Oil: To hydrate & support natural cell repair, rich in Omegas 3, 6, & 9. (the beads) ALGENIST - Genius Liquid Collagen Lip I should mention I was anti “lip-plumping” products for over 15 years due to a single bad experience with “Lip Venom” in high school that sent me running to the bathroom to hide for like 30 minutes until the insane swelling went down! even bad reactions with the beloved Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. I truly love my lips, but I’m 32, & worry about their natural fullness dissipating over time. I wanted to try this because it isn’t an instant thing. Application: I felt really stupid trying to dispense the product at first, it felt like I was breaking it lol. Hold the chrome area below the applicator with one hand, & twist the entire unit below it to the right. Texture: Feels like a very hydrating serum, slightly cooling. I love the ceramic applicator, it stays so cold! There’s a slightly odd taste to get used to. Results: Used 2x/day, sometimes more, as was directed. I took tons of photos with different angles, because I often see so many before/afters that are completely different angles & I feel like that’s not super helpful. So I even took the ugly straight on angle that I hate for you guys because I love y’all. I don’t think it’s done much, but it’s become my favorite lip treatment!
How to Tame Frizzy Hair? Try These Products!
Did you know our hair is more prone to breakage through the winter months? The season is upon us where there is a perfect combination of hats and cold weather contributing to dry and brittle hair which shows up in the form of breakage, frizz, and flyaways. The last thing we want to do at this time is apply hot tools, creating further damage. In lieu of styling my hair with heat, you will catch my hair in a bun 99% of the time. But, the bun in addition to bleaching causes a good amount of breakage and frizz on its own. The solution I’ve found to this dilemma is to play with different heatless wave techniques to tame my frizzy, wavy hair to enjoy wearing it down while avoiding damage at the same time. The few products and simple method I use has been tested out by a couple friends of mine with different hair textures and, like snowflakes, each style came out equally as beautiful but unique to each hair type. The night before, wash your hair with nourishing products making sure they don’t weigh your strands down, though. Pacifica Salty Waves is perfect for this.PACIfICA - Salty Waves Texturizing ShampooPACIfICA - Salty Waves Texturizing Conditioner Put your damp hair in a braid and sleep on a silk pillowcase to prevent breakage/frizz. In the morning, you’ll take the braid out and apply a dry shampoo to your roots for lift and to make the style last longer. Briogeo - Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo is my favorite. Spray a salt spray into your full head of hair, then scrunch. Captain Blankenship Salt Sprays are unbeatable!captain blankenship - Rose Gold Sunset Sea Salt Shimmer Spraycaptain blankenship - Golden Waves Sea Salt Hair Spray Repeat this spray and scrunch process with hairspray. I use both; voir - Rainforest Mist (it smells delightful) and Captain Blankenshipcaptain blankenship - Mermaid Hair Oil (for when I want more wave). Optional: Smooth through a good hair oil to further reduce frizz.
🦋 How to DIY Butterfly Clips 🦋
Okay, so the best way to make these is to buy fake butterflies from the dollar store, but what if you’re too lazy to leave the house, don’t want to spend money or can’t find any fake butterflies in any stores??? Well, I got the solution! These are super easy to recreate so basically here are the steps: 1. Copy and paste butterfly outlines onto Google Docs (when looking for outlines on google images, search white background or png) 2. Print out 3. Color in with colored pencils or markers and cut out the butterflies 4. Insert bobby pin on the base of the butterfly body (you can glue it down with hot glue or super glue for extra security) 5. Fold the butterflies upwards in half for a more realistic fluttery look! These are defineitly for the short-term if you just really want to get the butterfly look instantly. If you want a more realistic look, I would recommend looking at butterfly wall decor and then gluing it on bobby pins or any other hair clips. Overall though, I’d say they turned out pretty well if I say so myself!! If you try my method, the smaller butterflies look a lot more realistic in pictures since with bigger sizes, you can kind of tell it’s paper and is more prone to bending and folding. If you have a colored printer, you can also just print out butterflies but I think coloring them in yourself makes it look more vibrant! #cheriepartner
ADDING HYDRATION DURING THE COLD MONTH💦
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