Baumann Skin Type 12: ORNW

The ORNW Skin Type is Oily, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, and Wrinkled, with only one barrier to skin health: aging. This skin type is ideal for people over 30, since signs of aging naturally become more apparent around this age due to accumulated sun exposure and the natural aging process.

ORNWs over the age of 30 can add anti-aging treatment products to their skincare regimen to maintain smooth, healthy-looking skin. Younger ORNWs can adopt good sun protection habits to achieve the “Perfect 10” ideal skin type, ORNT.

What Are the Benefits of Having the ORNW Skin Type?

ORNWs have a lot going for them -- the only barrier to skin health is aging, which can typically be easily managed with the proper use of anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients, as well as daily sunscreen. Otherwise, this skin type is relatively easy to take care of with a minimal skincare regimen.

What Are the Cons of Having the ORNW Skin Type?

Signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles are the only barrier to skin health that ORNWs face. Although there is no way to stop the natural aging process altogether, the proper skincare regimen paired with healthy lifestyle choices can help to slow the process and may even prevent advanced signs of aging such as sunspots and severe skin sagging.

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What Are the Best Skincare Ingredients for ORNW Skin?

The best skincare ingredients for ORNW skin types provide anti-aging and antioxidant benefits to help correct existing signs of aging, as well as prevent future skin damage caused by oxidative stress. Look for ingredients like:

  • Ascorbic acid
  • Caffeine
  • Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)
  • Ferulic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Green tea
  • Heparan sulfate
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Idebenone
  • Resveratrol
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic acid
  • TGF-β
  •  Vitamin E

What Are the Worst Skincare Ingredients for ORNW Skin?

An oily skin type, ORNWs should avoid comedogenic skin care ingredients that can clog pores and lead to blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Ingredients to avoid include:

  • Mineral oil
  • Petrolatum
  • Safflower oil

What Types of Products Should ORNW Skin Types Use?

ORNWs skin types should use a foaming cleanser and salicylic acid to help control the amount of sebum (oil) on the skin and keep pores clear. Because your skin barrier is intact and properly functioning, some treatment products may have trouble effectively penetrating your skin. To aid in penetration of treatment ingredients, use a light moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and heparan sulfate. 

ORNW types typically tolerate antioxidants, retinoids, and other anti-aging products well. Use these, along with daily sunscreen, to help reduce wrinkles.

What Types of Products Should ORNW Skin Types Avoid?

Like other oily skin types, ORNWs should not use creamy or moisturizing cleansers, as these can deposit more oil onto the skin and create shininess. Many oily skin types do not need to use a morning moisturizer and instead use a non-comedogenic sunscreen. 

What Cosmetic Procedures Are Good for ORNW Skin Types?

Salicylic acid peels are recommended for ORNWs to help clear pores and impart a radiant glow. Microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and HydraFacials can also be good options for this skin type, as they help to increase the absorption of topical treatment products. 

Microneedling is also a good option for ORNWs to help smooth away lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin.

OIly, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, and Wrinkled Skin Type

If you have ORNW skin, you probably did not have many skin problems in the past. While wrinkles and other signs of aging may be creeping up on your complexion, the proper anti-aging and antioxidant products, in-office treatments, and sun protection habits can help you maintain smooth, even, and youthful-looking skin.

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