Baby Acne Tips for Treatment and Prevention


We usually think of baby skin as being perfectly smooth and flawless. However, some babies develop pimples on their faces during the first few weeks of their life.

This baby acne can be surprising to a new mom and can be worrisome.

However, this is nothing to be concerned about.

It’s very common for babies to get pimples and other small bumps called milia during their first weeks.

They usually go away on their own and don’t need any treatment.

Milia are tiny white bumps that are actually very small cysts.

They’re harmless but you might notice that they’re on the skin as well as on the gums and roof of your baby’s mouth.

It’s always a good idea to have your pediatrician look at the spots to make sure that’s what they are.

But other than that there’s nothing you need to be concerned about.

It may seem strange that babies would get acne, but this actually often a result of your hormones right before birth.

You do pass some of your hormones to your baby through the placenta.

These are helpful for your baby on many levels including helping your baby’s lungs to mature.

But one of the side effects of that hormone transmission is that your baby develops a little acne in the early part of her life.

It usually happens at around four to six weeks if it’s going to happen.

If your baby has acne, there’s not too much you can do about it.

You don’t need to treat your baby’s acne with any kind of medicated acne treatment.

You should also avoid adding lotions or creams to your baby’s face because these can clog pores and actually make it worse.

You can use warm water to wash your baby’s face each day. But you don’t need to do add soaps or any kind of chemicals.

In the end, it’s time that will help your baby to heal from these as the hormones leave the body.

Usually baby acne is a thing of the past by the time your baby turns four to six months old.

With patience, this is a condition that just doesn’t affect your baby’s health, although it might frustrate you when it comes to pictures.

But if your baby still has baby acne after six months of age you might want to talk to your pediatrician.

In most cases, it’s still not a problem but it’s always good to be safe rather than sorry.

You can learn more here about How to Clear Skin Blemishes as this section of the site goes into greater step by step detail of what to do to treat your skin at home.

P.S. Liked this post? Be a sharer and spread the word on FaceBook or Twitter or G+.

And I'd love to hear your views or suggestions too! Just click the Comments link below and tell us your story - Thanks!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Beauty.

I really want to know what you think of this site, this page, and to hear your tips or suggestions about it.

So please share your story or simply add a Comment in the comment box.

If you feel that the information on this page has been useful to you please give it a Like or share it with your friends - thanks!!

"
You are a life Saver!!

I recently discovered this site and I can tell you that my life has not been the same. I now come here EVERYDAY and spend at least 1 hour.

I used to spend that time browsing online fashion and beauty magazine which just means that I spend more. Now I have replaced that habit with coming here.

In future I will think about contributing articles as well. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! and God bless"

Contact Us | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Testimonials