Skin Condition Rx

Baby Acne


SPOT Baby Acne

Baby Acne On NewbornBaby acne can appear shortly after birth and last until about six months old. The most common time for this skin condition is three to six weeks old. Baby acne can look similar to teenager acne, and appear as red and yellowish bumps on the face. If a baby also has cradle cap around the nose and eyebrow areas, a baby’s face can look rather red. Don’t worry – that’s normal.

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What causes baby acne? First of all, acne in adults, teenagers, or babies is influenced by common factors such as oils, bacteria, and hormones. It is thought that the mother’s lingering hormones, along with the baby’s oils, drive baby acne.  This is why baby acne is worse during their first month of life.


SOOTHE Baby Acne

Here are a few handy dos and don’ts for handling baby acne:

  •  Don’t try and scrub away the acne. Physical scrubbing can actually create more aggravation and more redness.
  • Don’t use over-the-counter adult acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide. These adult topical products may cause significant irritation to a baby’s skin that lead to more redness and worsening of the condition.
  • Don’t stop breast feeding thinking that will help settle a baby’s acne issue. Continue breast feeding as usual.
  • Don’t worry about scarring.  Baby acne rarely causes any significant cosmetic issues and usually resolves gradually on its own.
  • Do continue with gentle cleansing on the baby’s face without soap.  Instead, use a soft baby washcloth around the eyebrows and nose. If desired, a gentle cleanser such as Baby Pibu’s tear-free Bathtime Wash can be used with your fingers, taking care to avoid the eyes.
  • Do use over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream twice daily for one day to reduce the redness.  This can be especially important if there is an important photo opportunity or visit from family or friends.   Do not use the hydrocortisone for more than one day.
  • Do know that baby acne will resolve on its own and may last for a few weeks.
  • Do know that other conditions such as cradle cap and eczema on the face can make baby’s acne appear much worse than it is.  Know that this is ok.

2-in-1 Tear Free Wash

OverviewDoctor InstructionsIngredients

Pibu™ Category Daily Care
Uses 2-in-1 hair and body cleanser
Smells Like A hint of lavender
Feels Like Creamy, relaxing, easy to rinse off
Derm-momRX Tear-free, naturally-derived, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, safe and gentle for everyday use for all ages,recommended by the National Eczema Association

Pibu’s™ Bathtime Wash- Tear free 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash Doctor’s Instructions: Place a small amount of Pibu’s™ Bathtime Wash on a warm damp washcloth or your fingers to gently cleanse baby’s hands, feet, armpits, neck folds and groin area. Apply pea-sized amount to sot-bristle brush and gently massage into scalp and hair using a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Warnings: For external use only. Stop using if adverse reaction occurs. Questions: Call 1-800-948-3631 or submit questions to
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