ORNW Skin Type: What You Need to Know

If you have an ORNW Skin Type, you either have some wonderful genes protecting you from inflammation, acne, dry skin and unwanted dark spots or you are doing a great job of controlling these by using the proper skincare products. You have one major issue that we need to address – aging prevention. If you … Continue reading

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Dealing with Post-Halloween Breakouts

There’s nothing scarier than waking up after a night of Halloween fun only to look in the mirror and see that your witch makeup is still caked on your face and your skin is now covered in blemishes. If you’re kicking yourself now for not washing your face the night before, take a breather. All … Continue reading


Halloween Makeup Dos and Don’ts

Halloween is fun for kids and grown-ups alike. Costumes and makeup obviously play a large role in this holiday, but it’s important to keep a few things in mind for the sake of your skin. Year after year, my schedule is jam-packed with acne patients for the first two weeks of November, and nine times … Continue reading


Determining Your Skin Type: Why It Matters

Prior to the creation of the 16 Baumann Skin Types®, skincare consumers and professionals alike primarily discussed skin typing in terms of normal, dry, oily, or sensitive. While these characteristics might be part of your skin type, the truth is that your skin is much more complex than simply fitting into one of four different … Continue reading

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When to Splurge on Skincare

When you’re constantly bombarded with all sorts of pricey skincare options, it can be a challenge to discern which products are worth springing for and which you can probably do without. Truthfully, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on most of your everyday products like cleansers, moisturizers and toners. But when … Continue reading


OSPW Skin Type: What You Need to Know

OSPW, what does it mean? Oily Pigmented Sensitive Wrinkle-prone Your skin type is a very common one and is characterized by skin inflammation or acne, uneven pigment and a tendency to wrinkle. The skin’s natural oil provides some antioxidant protection but it is not enough to protect your skin type from aging. Your skin type … Continue reading

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OSPT Skin Type: What You Need to Know

What the OSPT Means: Oily Sensitive Pigmented Tight skin The OSPT Skin Type is quite common among younger people with medium and darker skin color, like Caribbean Americans, Latin Americans, Asians, and Mediterraneans. Lighter-skinned people from other ethnic backgrounds, like the Irish or English, can be OSPTs, especially if they are on estrogen, pregnant or … Continue reading

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ORPT Skin Type: What You Need to Know

ORPT means: Oily Resistant Pigmented Tight skin Congratulations, your Skin Type is definitely one of the easier types, since your type’s strengths far outweigh its deficits. Oily, resistant, and tight skin looks great and will age well. Yes, you may get acne (particularly in youth) and some resulting dark spots, but your skin is easy … Continue reading

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Transitioning Skincare for Fall

When the weather starts to turn colder, many of us start to look at our skin in the mirror again. Months of sun exposure leave us with sunspots, rough skin, uneven skin tone, and even additional breakouts. Most of us think we should focus in on those concerns, but the change to cold weather brings … Continue reading


ORPW Skin Type: What You Need to Know

What does ORPW Stand for? Oily Resistant Pigmented Wrinkled An Overview of an ORPW Skin Type ORPW types can make a big difference in the long term health of their skin if they start using the proper skin care early. Younger ORPWs report problems with skin oiliness and because of their lifestyle habits such as … Continue reading

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