How to treat baby acne

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How to treat baby acne


Baby acne happens within the first month after birth, as soon as the first few days, really. Because if you think about what the skin is going through, it's going from the amniotic fluid environment, pH of 7, to an air environment. And the skin needs to adjust to a pH of 5.5. And acne that affects skin likes to live at a higher pH. So as the skin reduces its pH and starts to modulate, regulate, and balance to an air environment, the opportunity for acne bacteria to grow becomes less and less. The best way to care for baby acne is to think about the washes you're using, making sure they're at the ideal of skin pH of 5.5, to not use too much water, because that has a pH of 7, to use a dechlorinator so that you're not adding chlorine and increasing the struggle of the skin to balance to the air environment, and to use lotions that will keep it hydrated, keep it healthy, help get it regulated to an air environment.

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Kim Walls is an accomplished entrepreneur and internationally recognized skincare expert focused on optimizing health through skincare. Leading child health advocacy groups and national media rely on Kim's clinical expertise to help parents navigate the often confusing world of natural skincare.

As a fourth generation entrepreneur, and second-generation expert on anti-aging skincare products, she has combined her experience and expertise to create clinically effective, organic skincare products for pregnant women and children.

For more than a decade, Walls has honed her clinical perspective focusing on botanically based skincare and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skincare.

She is dedicated to leveraging the advances of new technology to share that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.

Kim’s strong, personal commitment to organic and environmentally-responsible living is at the core of green manufacturing and product development. As the mother of two young boys, she has coupled her innate understanding of the importance of sustainability with her post-graduate work in biochemical and nutritional sciences to establish a new standard in skincare research and products that supports lasting health for today’s families.

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