What are strawberry legs? It’s a term used for skin that resembles a strawberries’ dotted, pitted appearance. These tiny dots are technically open comedones, a plug of bacteria and debris clogging the pore. They may also take on a darker color as comedones tend to darken when exposed to oxygen. A number of things could be blamed, such as keratosis pilaris, razor burn, and dry skin. But on a most basic level, it occurs when dead skin cells clog hair follicles.