Pimples Already? How to Deal With Baby Acne

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And our calendula products have gotten even better. For years we relied on a trusted supplier of this beloved pot marigold flower, but we were frustrated that they could not provide a us with a NOP certified organic extract. As we are known to do, we took the matter into our own hands! We found an organic farmer willing to grow the flower just for us and we put in place a process to extract calendula in our certified organic facility.

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Dealing with Baby Acne

Within three to four weeks after giving birth, your baby’s luminous, smooth skin suddenly starts to break out. Suddenly, you’re seeing blotches of pimples on his face, back, chin and forehead. What gives?

Most likely, it’s baby acne. Like teenage acne, there’s no one cause of the infant variety — it could be caused by a number of factors, including hormones, detergents, spit-up, even medication you’re taking if you breastfeed.

Not to worry, baby acne is harmless and entirely common (nearly 40 percent of newborns have it). And your little one’s beautiful face should clear up, with no permanent scarring, very soon—by the 6-month milestone at the latest. In the meantime, to soothe your baby’s skin, try California Baby’s organic Calendula Cream, made from the pot marigold flower, known for centuries to soothe the skin.

Here are a few more tips to keep in mind:

• Don’t try to pop or pick at the pimples.

• Don’t try to scrub them off with harsh soaps.

• Don’t use lotions or creams that clog pores.

• Keep your baby’s face clean and dry after spitting up or drinking milk. Persistent wetness can irritate skin and cause breakouts.

• Talk to your doctor if it hasn’t cleared up after 7 months old.

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