How To Treat Infant Acne

How To Treat Infant Acne

Learn how to treat infant acne the right way

Not everyone knows this but even newborn babies can be subject to a skin condition known as infant acne. This red, acne like rash that appears on the face is actually quite harmless and common and tends to appear the first month or so after birth, and usually goes away quickly and without treatment. Infant acne is most common on the cheeks and nose, but it can appear all over the body as well. It is recommended that you consult your pediatrician for product recommendations that will help clear up the condition. It is also possible that your baby may have another condition such as eczema or heat rash, which often resembles infant acne. Read 9 Best Beauty Products For Pregnant Women for a list of beauty products that are certified safe for expectant mothers and their babies.

Several ways to treat infant acne include gently washing the face and skin daily and avoiding scrubbing as to prevent irritation. You can also treat the condition with a range of topical acne medications prescribed by your doctor. These various topicals will most likely contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, salicylic acid and or azelaic acid, but make sure that your pediatrician gives the okay first, as many products tend to be harsher on infant skin. Check out 7 Baby Care Products Mom Love For Themselves for a list of products that you can share with your baby.

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