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What Moisturizer can I use for my Baby’s Neonatal Acne?

Sara Connolly, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician
January 3, 2019 . 1 min read

The acne, which looks similar to acne in teenagers, resolves on its own without any specific treatment. The skin should be washed just once daily with a very gentle, unscented, creamy cleanser such as Cetaphil Baby®.

If the skin is very dry, adding a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free moisturizer or emollient, such as Aquafor®, Babyganics®, or a soothing protective ointment in a thin layer at bedtime can help. If Aquafor® is too greasy for daytime, then consider an unscented lotion specifically formulated for baby’s skin, such as Babyganics® eczema care skin protection cream. The key is to choose something fragrance- and dye-free and to avoid the eye area.

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