Baby acne is a common skin condition faced by most kids. This type of acne is generally a collection of small red bumps that appear mostly on baby’s cheeks or chin. They usually pop up on a baby’s skin when he or she is about 2 to 4 weeks old. In most cases, baby acne can clear up on its own in a few weeks; however, sometimes it may take months for the acne to get completely cured.
If your baby too has been suffering through break-outs, here are some tips and home remedies that can help in curing it. Take a look below to read more:
Do not over dress your baby
Overdressing an infant can badly affect his/her skin. This is because too many clothes on your little one may make them feel hot and cause heat against their skin. This can cause sweating and irritation, leading to growth of bacteria on your child’s body, which can cause acne. It is important to know that in the initial few days, your baby needs time to get adjusting with the temperature and hence overdressing should be completely avoided.
Include probiotics in your and your baby’s diet
For moms whose babies are still breastfeeding, adding probiotics in your diet can be really helpful to keep acne and other skin problems at bay. You can start by including foods like yoghurt and miso in your diet which can be very helpful in growth of good bacteria in your body. You may also give probiotics to your little one, if your doctor/paediatrician has advised you to do so. Probiotics for children can help in eliminating skin problems like allergy and acne. It can also help in avoiding health problems like colic and diarrhoea in babies. However, we highly recommend you to first consult your paediatrician about the same.
Apply breastmilk on acne
Applying breastmilk on baby’s acne is one of the oldest remedies and quite effective for treating acne in kids. Breast milk comprises of lauric acid that has properties to fight infections and bad bacteria. Applying some drops of the breast milk on skin areas prone to acne can be helpful. Following this procedure for few days can show drastic improvement in your child’s skin.
Consult your paediatrician
Even though infantile acne gets cured in a few weeks’ time, in certain cases if left untreated it may cause acne scars. Visit your paediatrician for recommendations about medicines that can cure acne.
(Note: Zahi Butik Organics only provides recommendations based on best practice that a parent should follow. These recommendations should always be discussed with your doctor or paediatrician. It is always best to follow your doctors/paediatrician orders. Please contact your doctor or emergency services, in case of emergency or if your child is unwell or not responding well to recommendations provided.)