Your babys skin is delicate. Scrubbing or vigorous washing wont clear up breakouts faster but will irritate the skin. Dont pick, pop, or squeeze the blemishes. Let them heal on their own.
What happens if you pop a babys pimple?
You may be tempted to pop or pick at the bumps on your babys face. Do your best to resist this urge. Breaking open the acne does little good in the long run and can lead to infection and scarring. You might even cause your babys sebaceous (oil-making) glands to kick into high gear and produce even more oil.
Does baby acne pop on its own?
Baby acne can occur anywhere on the face, but usually appears on the cheeks, nose and forehead. Baby acne is common — and temporary. Theres little you can do to prevent baby acne. Baby acne usually clears up on its own, without scarring.
Does baby acne have pus?
Baby acne consists of multiple red, raised pimples and pus-filled bumps, commonly found on the babys face, neck or trunk. Skin can have blackheads and whiteheads present as well. Pitting and scarring of the affected areas can occur in approximately 10–15% of affected infants.