Baumann Skin Type 16: DRNW

The DRNW Skin Type is Dry, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, and Wrinkled, with two barriers to skin health: dehydration and aging. This is a common skin type that can be easily managed with the proper daily skin care regimen and lifestyle habits such as wearing sunscreen and avoiding deliberate tanning.

What Are the Benefits of Having the DRNW Skin Type?

DRNW skin is resistant and non-pigmented, so inflammation, redness, dark spots, and uneven skin tone are not concerns for this type. Inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea are also not typically a concern for DRNWs.

What Are the Cons of Having the DRNW Skin Type?

Dehydration and aging are the two main concerns for DRNWs. Dehydration is caused by an impaired skin barrier, which has trouble holding onto moisture and keeping irritants sealed out. Most people with this skin type are either over 30 years old or are younger and do not use sunscreen. Both of these factors can lead to signs of aging skin, such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging.

What Are the Best Skincare Ingredients for DRNW Skin?

The best skincare ingredients for DRNW skin will help to restore the skin’s barrier function, provide hydration, and smooth away signs of aging. DRNWs should choose ingredients like:

  • Borage seed oil
  • Ceramide
  • Cholesterol
  • Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)
  • Copper peptide
  • Defensin
  • Genistein
  • Glycerin
  • Glycolic acid
  • Grape seed extract
  • Green tea
  • Idebenone
  • Jojoba oil
  • Lactic acid
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene
  • Macadamia oil
  • Myristoyl/palmitoyl oxostearamide/arachamide mea
  • Retinol
  • Safflower oil
  • Shea butter
  • Silymarin
  • Stearic acid

What Are the Worst Skincare Ingredients for DRNW Skin?

DRNWs should avoid skincare ingredients that can worsen dryness and dehydration. Ingredients to avoid include:

  • Alcohol
  • Anionic detergents
  • Hard water (increased calcium)



What Types of Products Should DRNW Skin Types Use?

DRNWs should use a creamy, moisturizing cleanser that deposits lipids onto the skin to restore hydration. Choose a barrier repair moisturizer that uses MLE technology to mimic the skin’s natural 1:1:1 ratio of ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids to properly restore barrier function. 

Facial scrubs to achieve a smooth, even skin texture can be used two or three times per week, though excessive exfoliation should be avoided, as this can cause further damage to the skin’s barrier.

Other treatment products can include retinoids, antioxidants, and other anti-aging products. Sunscreen should be used daily.

What Types of Products Should DRNW Skin Types Avoid?

Dry skin types like DRNW should avoid foaming cleansers, especially those with anionic detergents, which can make dryness and dehydration worse. Other products that can contribute to dryness, such as toners that contain alcohol, should also be avoided.

What Cosmetic Procedures Are Good for DRNW Skin Types?

Cosmetic treatments for DRNWs should focus on addressing signs of aging. Lasers, light treatments, chemical peels, botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, microneedling with PRP, and skin tightening treatments are ideal for DRNWs. 

Other suitable treatment options include HydraFacials, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning. These treatments can temporarily increase the skin’s brightness and radiance.

Dry, Resistant, Non-Pigmented and Wrinkles Skin Type

With only two barriers to skin health, DRNW skin can be fairly easy to manage using the proper skin care regimen, in-office treatment options, and adopting healthy lifestyle habits such as wearing daily sunscreen, managing stress and eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants. 

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