Baumann Skin Type 10: ORNT

The ORNT Skin Type is Oily, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, and Tight, with no barriers to skin health. Also referred to as “Perfect 10 skin,” ORNT is what is considered to be “normal” skin and is therefore rarely seen in a dermatology practice. ORNT skin is easy to manage, and your skincare regimen is aimed at keeping your skin the way it is. 

What Are the Benefits of Having the ORNT Skin Type?

ORNT is the ideal skin type because it has no barriers to skin health. Most people with ORNT skin are under the age of 30 and have no dryness, inflammation, or pigmentation problems. The goal is to maintain healthy, clear skin rather than to treat existing skin concerns, as most ORNTs do not struggle with common conditions like acne, dryness, or accelerated aging.

What Are the Cons of Having the ORNT Skin Type?

The ORNT skin type is called “Perfect 10 skin” because it does not have any cons or barriers to skin health. However, it is still important to take great care of your skin and continue wearing sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure in order to maintain smooth, healthy, youthful-looking skin.

What Are the Best Skincare Ingredients for ORNT Skin?

Though most ORNTs produce just enough oil to keep their skin healthy without causing shininess, some may produce more oil than needed. For this reason, skincare ingredients that help to control excessive oil on the skin and keep the skin free of clogged pores and acne may be suitable for some ORNTs. Some of the best skincare ingredients for this skin type include:

  • Acrysorb
  • Dimethicone
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic acid
  • Talc
  • Zinc oxide

What Are the Worst Skincare Ingredients for ORNT Skin?

Clogged pores are typically the only challenge for some ORNT types, so avoid ingredients that can contribute to clogged pores or excess oil on the skin. Ingredients to avoid include:

  • Borage seed oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Mineral oil
  • Olive oil
  • Petrolatum
  • Safflower oil

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What Types of Products Should ORNT Skin Types Use?

Oily skin types like ORNT should use a foaming cleanser to help control excessive oil on the skin. Salicylic acid cleansers can help to keep pores clear and prevent blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. 

All Baumann Skin Types, including “Perfect 10” ORNTs, should wear a daily sunscreen of at least SPF 15 or SPF 30 or higher when outdoors.

What Types of Products Should ORNT Skin Types Avoid?

ORNT skin types should avoid skincare products that can lead to clogged pores. Most treatment products are unnecessary for this skin type, and a regular skincare routine that consists of a non-foaming cleanser, salicylic acid, non-comedogenic sunscreen, and a non-comedogenic moisturizer if needed should suffice.  

What Cosmetic Procedures Are Good for ORNT Skin Types?

ORNTs should avoid most cosmetic procedures because they are simply unnecessary for this ideal skin type and have the potential to cause pigmentation problems. 

If clogged pores are a concern for you, talk to your dermatologist about facial extractions, HydraFacials, dermaplaning, or microdermabrasion. Other procedures, including microneedling, chemical peels, and blue light therapy, are not needed nor recommended for this skin type.

Oily, Resistant, Non-Pigmented and Tight Skin Type

If you have ORNT skin, congratulations! This is the ideal skin type because it has no barriers to skin health and is easy to take care of. To maintain your clear, healthy complexion, be sure to wear daily sunscreen and practice good sun-protection habits such as seeking shade when possible and avoiding deliberate indoor or outdoor tanning.

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