Almost every woman has struggled with strawberry skin at some point. This often occurs after shaving and is known to experts as keratosis pilaris. Basically, the reddish and dark pimples are harmless to health, but they can burn or itch and look unsightly. How strawberry skin develops, how you can prevent it and combat it quickly.

Strawberry skin often occurs when shaving with a dull blade. This means you have to manipulate the hairs for longer than with a sharp blade and bacteria can penetrate the hair follicle. The red pimples then appear quickly. The first step you can take to prevent this is to change your razor blade regularly. Shaving foam or gel also helps, both of which make the hair softer.

Once the skin irritations are there, they can be treated with various products. Strawberry skin usually occurs in the intimate area, on the legs or on the buttocks. Then care products with salicylic acid can help, which dissolve the sebum from the hair follicles and remove the oily breeding ground for bacteria. Disinfecting zinc ointments or urea creams also help.

Overall, it is important to care for strawberry skin with plenty of moisture; a moisturizing facial toner or toner with hyaluronic acid can also be helpful, because the acid works deep into the skin against impurities and calluses. The latter can also be removed with a light peeling, but then be sure to apply lotion to the skin again.

Shave shadows are particularly common in the intimate area. This is where hair grows back particularly quickly. Experts are therefore increasingly recommending laser treatments in which the hair is permanently removed. Although this involves several sessions and higher costs, it has a lasting effect and saves us time and effort in the shower. In addition, the skin remains permanently smooth and silky.