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

Acne, Rosacea

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


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


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


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