What is Newborn Acne Newborn acne or erythema toxicum neonatorum is the tiny skin-colored bumps that surface on a newborn’s face and body. These bumps are not painful and can throw a wrench in newborn photo shoots and new baby announcements. Sometimes, the newborn acne can become red, bump, and/or scaly. Possible Triggers to Cause Acne There are many factors that can come into play when newborn acne becomes to . . .