Why My Baby’s Face is White But Legs And Hands Are Dark?

Most newborn babies are relatively fair and even pink. The darker complexion of the baby's legs and hands is completely normal and there is no need to worry.
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Hi Mummies N Daddies…

Being a parent is the most emotionally rejuvenating experience. As a parent, watching your baby grow must be a breathe takeaway moment.  When they are itty bitty babies you are just in complete awe that you made this amazing being; you sit and just stare in amazement.  You want them to grow up and be the amazing person you know they are destined to be, but you also want them to need you and stay little forever. Each milestone is such a thrill but also a reminder that there are fewer firsts for kids tomorrow than there were today.

Watching your kid grow is learning something new and amazing about the baby every day. And being surprised, delighted, sometimes shocked to discover some undesired or different things in the baby. One such moment may be to notice that your kid’s legs are darker than his/her face. As a parent, your concern is absolutely justified. Continue reading to know more…

Why My Baby’s Legs And Hands Are Darker Than His/Her Face?

Baby's Legs And Hands Are Darker Than His/Her Face

Most newborn babies are relatively fair and even pink. But depending on race and genes, the baby’s skin then changes to the real color with age.

Many babies have a darker body especially the legs and hands as compared to the face. It’s very common as exposed parts of the body have different colors than the unexpired parts which are normal. Sun exposure might be a possible cause as it temporarily tans the skin. But the effect is not permanent on babies. And regular sun exposure is adequate for  Vitamin D to help build stronger bones.

Every child is unique and has a different pattern of development. The darker complexion of the baby’s legs and hands is completely normal and there is no need to worry.

Also, Read Why Your Baby’s Hands And Feet Are Hot? Is The Baby Having Fever?

Skin Colour Of New Born Baby

When a baby is firstborn, the skin is a dark red to purple color. As the baby begins to breathe air, the color changes to red. This redness normally begins to fade on the first day. A baby’s hands and feet may stay bluish in color for several days. This is a normal response to a newborn’s immature blood circulation.

Changes In Skin Colour With Age

Babies might be paler, pinker, or blotchier in the very beginning than they will be later in babyhood.

The actual skin color of different humans is affected by many substances, although the single most important substance is the pigment Melanin. The blotchy appearance of skin color in the face and hands of older people is due to the uneven distribution of pigment cells and changes in the interaction between melanocytes and keratinocytes.

Home Remedies To Restore Your Kid’s Skin Color

Home Remedies To Restore Your Kid's Skin Color

Here are some natural and practical remedies that will make your little one’s skin fair, supple, and glowing.

1. Gram Flour Paste

Make a skin pack by mixing raw milk, turmeric, fresh cream, and gram flour.

How To Use It

1. Take some gram flour in a bowl.

2. Now add to it raw milk, turmeric, fresh cream.

3. Stir it thoroughly so that it turns into a thick paste.

4. Now apply the paste to the baby’s skin and wash it after 10mins.

2. Curd And Turmeric

A skin pack of curd and turmeric is gentle on kid’s skin and at the same time proves to be effective.

How To Use It

1. Take 3-4 teaspoons of curd.

2. Add 1/4th teaspoon of turmeric powder to it.

3. Add one spoon of Bengal gram flour and stir it thoroughly.

4. Now apply the paste to the baby’s skin for 10-15mins and wash off it with lukewarm water.

3. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera has a wide range of benefits and has just become the panacea for so many things. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of aloe vera make it a wonderful ingredient.

How To Use It

  1. Extract the pulp of aloe vera leaf.
  2. Now apply this gel-like substance to the infected areas.
  3. Allow it to dry for 10-15mins and then wash it with lukewarm water.

4. Tomato

The Anti-Tanning Properties Of Tomatoes make the skin glow.

How To Use It

1. Just grate a fresh tomato.

2. Now rub its pulp on the skin.

3. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

NOTE- A baby’s skin is ten times more sensitive than an adult’s skin. Though the above remedies are tried and tested still it is recommended to do a patch test before applying it to the whole area.


Always remember that the complexion of a baby is hereditary and any home remedy will lighten the color by a few shades. Don’t bother too much about skin color. Every child needs to love them just the way they are.

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