2 Baby acne
Baby acne is a common and temporary condition. It’s characterised by small red or white bumps that usually appear on a newborn’s cheeks, forehead and nose.
Baby acne usually develops two to four weeks after birth and clears up on its own after three or four months.
The condition is believed to be caused by the mother’s maternal hormones that cause the baby’s oil-producing glands to become overactive and block the pores.
It’s important not to pick or pop the pimples as this can break the skin, introduce bacteria and increase the risk of infection. Wash the affected areas with warm water twice a day and gently pat the skin dry.
Don’t use soap or lotions on the affected areas.