There is nothing as soft and as delicate as the baby’s skin, but what should we do when our infant developes some acne in his body, particularly in his face? What should we do to lessen, cure or prevent these ugly bumps from appearing in our baby’s precious and sensitive skin?
Since an infant’s skin is highly sensitive, they are more prone to ance whenever their skin gets irritated. This happens when they don’t suit well with their soap, shampoo or baby bath, when their clothes are laundried with strong detergents, when their skin is exposed to dirt and dust, when the fabric used to wipe their face is not smooth, or maybe when they are exposed to the tips of their parent’s hair or beard. Don’t worry though because as easily as how they come along, they could go and disappear just like that too. Normally, they could get better in few days and they are not as worrisome as how they look too. But if you really dislike seeing them in your baby, what you can do though is:
•Keeping Baby Clean
Bathe your baby 3-4 times a week or wash his face with warm water. Make sure that his face area is always clean.
•No Strong Soap and Cleanser
Avoid using strong and harsh soaps and cleanser in cleaning your baby’s face. Using products that are not compatible for your baby’s sensitive skin can worsen the case. When it comes to products to be used, remember that the less fragrance it has, the safer it is to be used.
•Avoid Further Damage
Don’t scrub, peel or rub your baby’s face as it might cause more damage. Don’t squeeze or pinch the pimples on your baby’s face as it might cause more irritation and you might hurt your baby as you do it too.
•Dermatologically Safe Products
Only apply products that are recommended by your doctor or those that are proven to be safe for baby’s sensitive skin.
No touching, kissing and too much face-to-face contact with your baby. I know his cuteness is really irresistable but it won’t help at the moment if you keep touching his sensitive skin.
•Be patient. Give it some time.
The acne will eventually heal on its own even without treatment. Also, the acne on your child’s face is not something serious to be scared about.
As parents, we would always want our baby to look clean, healthy and at his best. But in this world, around 80% of infants and newborns could experience these baby acne especially during their first few months of life. What we can do though is that we make sure that even if they don’t look at their best, at least they are well-fed, well-taken cared of, and they are comfortable, happy little darlings.