How long does it take for baby acne to clear up?
When to see a doctor
Consult your baby’s doctor if you’re concerned about any aspect of your baby’s complexion. Baby acne usually clears up within three to four months.
How can you get rid of baby acne?
Lifestyle and home remedies
- Keep your baby’s face clean. Wash your baby’s face daily with warm water and mild baby soap.
- Dry your baby’s face gently. Simply pat your baby’s skin dry.
- Don’t pinch or scrub the acne. You may cause more irritation or an infection.
- Avoid using lotions or oils on your baby’s face.
Why does my baby have bad acne?
Newborns still have many maternal hormones circulating in their system in the first few weeks following birth. These hormones can cause pimples to develop on the face (chin, cheeks, forehead and eyelids, for example). It’s not uncommon to see baby acne on the chest, neck or back, too.
Can you pop baby acne?
You may be tempted to pop or pick at the bumps on your baby’s face. Do your best to resist this urge. Breaking open the acne does little good in the long run and can lead to infection and scarring.
Can I leave breast milk on my face overnight?
2. Clear up acne. Scientists have discovered that lauric acid, a component of breast milk, has antibacterial, acne-fighting qualities. Dabbing breast milk (or a mixture of breast milk and coconut oil, another source of lauric acid) on your face, then letting it air dry, may help clear up acne.