The name originated from the appearance of the dark & pitted spots resembling that of a strawberry’s seeds. According to Medical News Today, this condition arises when large pores or hair follicles become filled with dead skin, oil & bacteria. The oxidation of these substances then causes the darkened appearance, which also resembles the scar tissue.
So why are we not discussing them as often as facial skincare?
These symptoms are usually seen immediately after shaving, but can last for months, even years. The main culprit being the razor, and sometimes exasperated by a dull or low quality one at that. Though not painful, they tend to make the skin more irritable and be a cause for concern or just simply something that makes us self-conscious.
Read on for ways to seed this problem out: