Baumann Skin Type 14: DRNT

The DRNT Skin Type is Dry, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, and Tight, with only one barrier to skin health: dehydration. Because they only have one barrier to skin health, DRNTs are rarely seen in a dermatology practice. Though dryness can lead to a dull, uneven complexion and sometimes itchiness and flaking, these symptoms are typically easy to treat.

What Are the Benefits of Having the DRNT Skin Type?

DRNT skin types do not generally struggle with inflammation, pigmentation problems, or premature aging, leaving their skin easy to take care of. Following a simple skincare regimen that includes a barrier repair moisturizer, hydrating cleanser, and daily sunscreen is typically enough for DRNTs to maintain healthy, clear skin.

What Are the Cons of Having the DRNT Skin Type?

The main complaint of most DRNT types is a dull, uneven, and sometimes itchy complexion. These symptoms are caused by an impaired skin barrier that makes it difficult for the skin to hold onto water and keep allergens and irritants out. This can lead to a buildup of dead skin cells and debris on the surface of the skin, reducing the skin’s ability to reflect light and therefore causing a dull, lackluster complexion. 

A barrier repair moisturizer that uses MLE technology can repair a damaged skin barrier and restore the skin’s ability to retain moisture and reflect light.

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What Are the Best Skincare Ingredients for DRNT Skin?

The best skincare ingredients for DRNT skin types offer hydration, restore proper barrier function, and exfoliate away the buildup of dead skin cells on the surface. Look for ingredients like:

  • Alpha hydroxy acids
  • Borage seed oil
  • Ceramide
  • Cholesterol
  • Cocoa butter
  • Dimethicone
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Glycerin
  • Grape seed oil
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Jojoba oil
  • Myristoyl/palmitoyl oxostearamide/arachamide mea
  • Safflower oil
  • Shea butter
  • Stearic acid

What Are the Worst Skincare Ingredients for DRNT Skin?

Because they struggle with dehydration, DRNTs should avoid skincare ingredients that can make dryness and dehydration worse. These include various types of alcohol, especially when listed in the first seven ingredients. Other skincare ingredients to avoid include:

  • Acetone
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Olive oil
  • SD alcohol

What Types of Products Should DRNT Skin Types Use?

Dry skin types like DRNTs should use a creamy, non-foaming cleanser or cleansing oil. This type might consider using a water filter in the shower to remove calcium from hard tap water, or a special cleansing water to rinse the skin after cleansing.

DRNTs should use a barrier repair moisturizer twice daily, ideally over damp skin. Facial scrubs can help to improve uneven skin texture and increase radiance, but these products should be used infrequently to avoid causing further damage to the skin barrier.

All Baumann Skin Types should use daily sunscreen. Dry types like DRNT should choose a moisturizing SPF that doesn’t make the skin feel dry or tight.

What Types of Products Should DRNT Skin Types Avoid?

DRNTs should avoid foaming cleansers, which strip away oil from the skin. Toners that contain alcohol and other products that can cause dryness should also be avoided.

What Cosmetic Procedures Are Good for DRNT Skin Types?

Most DRNTs do not need any cosmetic procedures. However, facials, HydraFacials, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning can help to smooth the skin’s surface to achieve a brighter and more even skin tone. Laser hair removal is another safe option for this skin type.

This skin type should avoid unnecessary procedures like microneedling, which can damage the skin barrier. 

Dry, Resistant, Non-Pigmented and Tight Skin Type

With only one barrier to skin health, DRNTs have easy-to-manage skin that requires little more than a twice-daily barrier repair moisturizer to stay healthy. Gentle exfoliation and light in-office procedures like facials can increase the skin’s radiance for a glowing, even complexion.

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