How to tackle "strawberry skin"

You're pulling on your new distressed shorts, but as you're about to scrub sunscreen on your legs, you notice little, dark speckles dotting your calves. Sound familiar?

However, there's little need to worry if you've discovered these red, strawberry seed-like spots on your arms and legs. Keratosis Pilaris is a harmless skin condition caused by a buildup of keratin under the skin, which creates rough patches and small bumps resembling acne on the skin. The condition affects approximately 40% of the US population.

There isn't an official cure yet, but on days when faux goosebumps are not the vibe, we love these products to help treat and nourish your strawberry skin. 

Amazon, $35

Medicube Red Body Wash
Say hey to soft skin! With hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and salicylic acid on its ingredient list, Medicube's hypoallergenic Red Body Wash is the *perf* solution for treating body irritations and washing away buildup. Swipe this gentle and skin-smoothing cleanser on during your next shower, and watch those strawberry seeds magically disappear.

Sephora, $42

Dr. Zenovia 10% Glycolic Acne Control Peel Pads
There's nothing more satisfying than patting a peel pad across your face after a long day and seeing the debris swiped clean. Glow up your GRWM with these peel pads from Dr. Zenovia for unclogged pores, cell renewal and dead skin removal. Get ready to bless your besties' feeds with golden hour selfies and watch the "this pic cleared my skin, watered my crops and made all my dreams come true" comments roll in.

Amazon, $11

Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Lotion
Under the sun all day for your bestie's ultimate frisbee tourney? Upcoming beach day in your sched? KP flareups can happen when skin is super dry, so we recommend adding a lotion to your shower routine. Keep your skin nourished with this fast-absorbing lotion from Curél that allows for immediate absorption to help repair the surface moisture barrier. Flaky complexion? Never heard of her.

Looking for more skincare tips? Check out these posts:
🍓 The solutions to all your summer skin problems
🍓 Your ultimate guide to glowy summer skin
🍓 Everything you need to know about having sensitive skin

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by GL | 7/19/2022