"Strawberry legs:" A cute name for a not-so-cute situation. Also sometimes known as folliculitis (the technical term) or simply dark pores, it’s the dreaded smattering of dots you get on your legs after shaving that resemble the seeds of the fruit—hence, the nickname.
And contrary to what you might think, strawberry legs aren’t a seasonal affliction. It’s just that we tend to notice them more when we’re wearing shorts and skirts in the summer, as opposed to when we’re covered up in jeans and leggings the rest of the year.
To help clear things up (both figuratively and literally), we asked Dendy Engelman, MD, of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in New York, to break things down for us.