Most parents often ask the question what is infant pimples? or what is Infant acne? These questions are all the same! Baby pimples is also knows as baby acne, which sometimes is referred to as acne neonatorum.
This is a condition that affects most of the newborn babies. Forty percent of infants develop infant pimples which usually begin at 2 to 3 weeks of age. This can last before your baby becomes 6months old.
There are two possibilities, either your baby is born with acne or develops it after birth. Infant pimples are a common condition and a very normal matter. Infant pimples should not get you worried because it never leaves permanent marks or scars on the face of your baby.
Baby pimples appear like small red papules, which mainly affect the cheeks and the nasal bridge. In infants, the pimple usually appears in the form of rashes and red pimples and gets aggravated when the baby gets upset or is overheated.
What causes infant Pimples or Baby Pimples?
Infant pimples are caused as a result of change in the hormonal levels in the expectant mothers, when they are giving birth. It’s caused by hormones, let me explain, the mothers hormones which are still circulating in baby's bloodstream and stimulating babies sweat glands. What's more, the pores in a baby's skin are not yet fully developed and therefore clog easily. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do about the infant pimples except maintaining a high hygiene by washing the baby. Clean the area with the pimples regularly twice a day and let it dry gently. Do not scrub it.