Middle School, High School, College Essentials

Students are under more stress than ever before. We all know the sun and environment have detrimental effects on our skin, but few of us stop to think about the effects that the demands of modern education —and its stress and lack of sleep—have on the skin’s health. Even though students in their teens and … Continue reading

Acne, Skin Aging

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 … Continue reading


OSNT Skin Type: What You Need to Know

What the OSNT Skin Type Means: Oily Sensitive Nonpigmented Tight Let’s have a short break down about what you need to know about being an OSNT Baumann Skin Type. Now this isn’t going to be as comprehensive as stopping into an STS approved dermatologist, but it will help guide your way. As an OSNT Rosacea … Continue reading

Acne, Rosacea

Labor Day: Sunscreen and Sun Safety Tips

As a dermatologist, I highly recommend wearing an SPF of at least 30 each and every day of the year; but during the summer, sun protection is even more imperative as the sun’s rays are stronger and we tend to spend more time outdoors. In my opinion, sunscreen is the best anti-aging product available (especially … Continue reading


How to Get Clear Skin

Dealing with acne can be a lifelong struggle that some of us have to deal with well into our fifties. The good news is that we have made great advances in terms of medications and treatments. Clear skin is no longer a dream, but something that many people can obtain now.  Here are a few … Continue reading


All about the Baumann Skin Type Quiz

For the past decade or so, skin typing has focused on normal, dry, oily and sensitive. The problem with these classifications is that they provide very little information about the skin and consumers are generally incorrect when assessing their own. So I set out to create an entirely new skin-typing system, which was the basis … Continue reading

Acne, Eczema/Dry Skin, Rosacea

Back to School Skincare Tips

Going back to school can be an exciting time for teenagers. Don’t let acne and other skin concerns get in your way. Unfortunately, going back to school means that many students are dealing with stress that leads to excess sebum production, oily skin, and breakouts. Teenagers also have issues finding the right foundation for their … Continue reading


Does Underarm Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer

There’s been a lot of talk about the potential links between using certain underarm deodorants and developing breast cancer over the years. There are two main ingredients that I am asked about the most: parabens and aluminum.  Unfortunately there are no definite answers because the research is still ongoing, but I will attempt to discuss … Continue reading


Dr. Baumann Recommends Vitamin C Serums. Here’s Why

Vitamin C is truly an all-star skin care ingredient–in fact, I believe everyone should use a vitamin C antioxidant serum along with their sunscreen every morning. This powerful antioxidant brings with it a whole host of skin benefits, including increased protection from damage caused by free radicals, increased collagen production and improved skin tone. And … Continue reading


How to Treat Eczema

If I had a list of the most frequently asked questions that I get from patients, “Do I have eczema?” would be at the very top. This is a misunderstood skin condition that is often mistaken for dry skin. What Is Eczema? Eczema is a term that many people use for any type of skin … Continue reading

Eczema/Dry Skin