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What are the 16 Baumann Skin Types?

I’ve been at this for over a decade and have skin typed thousands of patients to lead them on the right path. With that being said I’d like to give a very basic explanation of each skin type so you can begin to understand the process. Finding out your skin type is one thing, the next steps will be treatments and the appropriate products for each. For now however, let’s start simple and talk about the 16 Baumann skin types.
What are the 16 Baumann Skin Types?

 

OSPW

This skin type can be identified as oily, pigmented, sensitive, and wrinkled. You’ll find that the skin is characterized by having acne breakouts, facial redness or flushing, or even susceptible to skin rashes and irritation. Darkening of the skin in the areas are a result of the inflammatory problems. In some cases dark patches such as melasma and freckles occur. This type has a tendency to wrinkle due to a lifestyle that may include sun exposure and/or cigarette smoking.

OSPT

Oily, sensitive, pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin is characterized by facial redness and/or flushing,  acne breakouts, or frequent skin rashes and irritation. The inflammatory problems associated with this type are often followed by a darkening of the skin areas that were affected by the pimples or skin irritation. Like the OSPW, dark patches such as melasma and freckles occur often. However, this skin type has a lower tendency to wrinkle than other types because of increased skin pigmentation that protects the skin from aging and if you find you are this skin type it will benefit you to lead good lifestyle habits like avoiding sun exposure and smoking cigarettes.

OSNW

Oily, sensitive, non-pigmented and wrinkled skin often has acne breakouts or facial redness and flushing, as well as frequent skin rashes and irritation. Unfortunately this skin type has less protective skin pigmentation and because of that has a tendency to wrinkle due to current or past lifestyle habits that may include sun exposure or smoking cigarettes.

OSNT

Oily, sensitive, non-pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin is characterized by acne breakouts or facial redness and flushing, or frequent skin rashes and irritation. The good news is that this skin type will probably get easier as you get older if you continue to practice good habits.  This is a result of the skin type having a lower tendency to wrinkle, just avoid sun exposure and smoking cigarettes and you’ll be fine!

ORPW

Oily, resistant, pigmented and wrinkled skin rarely suffers from sensitivity such as acne breakouts, or facial redness, or skin rashes. However, dark patches such as melasma and freckles frequently occur. This type has a tendency to wrinkle due so watch sun exposure or cigarette smoking.

ORPT

Oily, resistant, pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin rarely suffers from sensitivity such as acne breakouts, facial redness, or skin rashes, rejoice! However, dark patches such as melasma and freckles frequently occur. This skin type has a lower tendency to wrinkle than other types because of increased skin pigmentation which is great and helped further by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

ORNW

Oily, resistant, non-pigmented and wrinkled skin rarely suffers from sensitivity such as acne breakouts, facial redness, or skin rashes. This skin type has less protective skin pigmentation and therefore has a tendency to wrinkle due to current or past lifestyle habits such as sun exposure or cigarette smoking. Your skin has a strong protective barrier so look for products with higher concentrations of active ingredients.

ORNT

Oily, resistant, non-pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin rarely suffers from sensitivity such as acne breakouts, or facial redness. This skin type also has a lower tendency to wrinkle if a healthy lifestyle is maintained. This skin type will most likely get easier as you get older if you continue a healthy lifestyle.

DSPW

Dry, sensitive, pigmented and wrinkled skin is characterized by acne breakouts and/or facial redness and flushing. These inflammatory problems are often followed by a darkening of the skin where the pimples or skin irritation occured. Your skin’s protective barrier is weak and this makes it more susceptible to skin rashes and dehydration which also means you’ll be more likely to get dark spots. It’s important to note that you also have a tendency to wrinkle.

DSPT

Dry, sensitive, pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin generally has acne breakouts, and frequent skin rashes and irritation. Your skin’s protective barrier is unfortunately weak and the result is that it makes it more susceptible to skin rashes and dehydration. Dark patches may develop on the face from sun exposure. This skin type has a lower tendency to wrinkle than other types because of increased skin pigmentation and that helps the protect the skin.

DSNW

Dry, sensitive, non-pigmented and wrinkled skin is characterized by acne breakouts or facial redness and flushing, or frequent skin rashes and irritation. Your skin’s protective barrier is weak and this makes it more susceptible to skin rashes and dehydration. This skin type has less protective skin pigmentation and results in wrinkles especially if you take on a lot of sun exposure.

DSNT

Dry, sensitive, non-pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin is characterized by acne breakouts or facial redness and flushing, or frequent skin rashes and irritation. Your skin’s protective barrier is weak beware because this makes it more susceptible to skin rashes and dehydration. However, it does have a lower tendency to wrinkle.

DRPW

Dry, resistant, pigmented and wrinkled skin rarely suffers from sensitivity such as acne breakouts, facial redness, or skin rashes. However, dark patches such as melasma and freckles often occur. While this skin type has a strong protective barrier it does have a tendency to wrinkle so be careful with sun exposure and bad habits.

DRPT

Dry, resistant, pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin rarely suffers from sensitivity issues such as acne breakouts, facial redness, or skin rashes. Luckily, this skin type has a lower tendency to wrinkle than other types because of increased skin pigmentation and the strong protective barrier.

DRNW

Dry, resistant, non-pigmented and wrinkled skin rarely suffers from sensitivity such as acne breakouts, facial redness, or skin rashes. This skin type has less protective skin pigmentation and therefore has a tendency to wrinkle due to current bad habits, so stay clear of excessive sun exposure.

DRNT

Dry, resistant, non-pigmented and tight (non-wrinkled) skin rarely suffers from sensitivity issues like acne, facial redness, or skin rashes. Your skin has a strong protective barrier so look for products with higher concentrations of active ingredients.

While this is covers what the skin types are, there is still a lot ahead and to find out what you need to do I can’t recommend finding a physician that is a Skin Type Solutions Franchisee this will allow the physician to accurately determine your skin type and prescribe a customized skincare regimen for whichever type you are. You can find a list at STS.com to see who is close to you and can help you on your path to beautiful skin

 

Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D. and her team at Baumann Cosmetic Dermatology believe in proof, not promises. World-recognized for both cosmetic and general dermatology, our treatment strategies rely exclusively on evidence-based, scientifically verified products and procedures that promote skin health and a natural appearance. We combine effective medical procedures with individualized instruction on proper skincare, nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle in order to maximize the health of the skin and body as a whole while minimizing the effects of aging. For more, visit Dr. Baumann’s blog for daily updates Monday through Friday, or inquire about an appointment through Derm.net.

August 25, 2016 Skin Type
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