Internal and external causes: Shaving, hair type.
Preventative steps to take: Maintain good skin hygiene on a daily basis; regularly apply a moisturizing cream to the body; regularly exfoliate the skin to gently remove dead cells from the skin surface; avoid washing with hot water, which dehydrates the epidermis, so prefer warm water showers; consider laser hair removal as another method; use a moisturizing shaving cream or gel during the shaving session to lubricate the skin; shave occasionally in the opposite direction of hair growth; avoid going over the same spot several times; soothe your skin after shaving with a moisturizing lotion/cream; change the razor blades regularly.
How to reduce or eliminate: Apply a tonic lotion with salicylic acid to the legs with a cotton pad to tighten the pores and make them less visible; aesthetic medicine (electrolysis, laser therapy).
Definition: A common skin reaction that appears as small, darker or lighter spots on the legs. The term comes from its resemblance to the surface of a strawberry, filled with pips. These are actually hair “residues” (small hair regrowth) that, after shaving, remain under the skin and appear as blackheads, not to be confused with ingrown hairs. In some cases, these small spots can turn into reddish patches on the skin: the hair follicles have become inflamed and the risk of sebum deposit in the pores increases.