What is it? About one in five newborns will develop neonatal acne in the first three months of life. It takes the form of small red bumps and pimples, usually on a baby’s cheeks and forehead. What causes it? Unfortunately, the causes of neonatal acne are not well understood.
Treatment: Neonatal acne tends to clear up without any treatment. In the meantime, you can wash your baby’s face daily with mild moisturising soap. Do not use over-the-counter acne products, such as face washes or lotions, on a baby’s sensitive skin and, whatever you do, avoid the urge to squeeze the pimples!