Bebcare Academy Knowledge Series - Baby Acne
A blog post by Brian Murphy
Is your baby developing little acne on his cheeks? Baby acne is acne that develops on a newborn's skin. Baby acne can occur anywhere on the face, but usually appears on the cheeks, nose and forehead. 🥺
Baby acne is common — and temporary. There's little you can do to prevent baby acne. Baby acne usually clears up on its own, without scarring. 😊
👉 Don’t squeeze or pick acne.
👉 Don’t use soap or lotion on affected areas.
👉 Cleanse the area with warm water twice daily.
👉 Try natural baby acne home remedies.
Baby acne usually disappears without treatment.
Some babies have acne that lingers for months instead of weeks. To treat this stubborn form of baby acne, your baby’s pediatrician may prescribe a medicated cream or ointment that helps clear up the acne.
Don’t use OTC acne treatments, face washes, or lotions. Your baby’s skin is very sensitive at this young age. You might make the acne worse or cause additional skin irritation by using something that’s too strong.
- Brian Murphy