Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic staff
In the meantime:
- Keep your baby's face clean. Wash your baby's face with warm water daily. For babies with acne, use a mild moisturizing facial soap several times a week and rinse with warm water.
- Dry your baby's face gently. Simply pat your baby's skin dry.
- Don't pinch or scrub the acne. You may cause more irritation or an infection.
- Avoid using lotions or oils on your baby's skin.
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