Dermatologist Recommended Personalized Skin Care Routines

Everyone wants smooth, radiant, moisturized, clear, fresh skin- but how to get beautiful healthy skin differs from person to person.  You can get lots of skin care advice online, from friends, beauty influencers and books. But- just because your mom or friend likes a skin care product- it does not mean it is the best skin care product for you!  In 2005, I published the NY Times best -selling book The Skin Type Solution that divides people into 16 Baumann Skin Types. Over the last 15 years, I have developed over 40,000 skin care routines and tested them on patients worldwide. I have worked with dermatologist physicians around the world to test these personalized skin care regimens on patients and learn how to customize them based on Baumann Skin Type®, skin concerns, which skin medications you are using, skin care brand preferences, lifestyle habits and budget. I have trained over 200 medical providers to use the Skin Type Solutions System in their medical practices.  These dermatologists, doctors and medical aestheticians helped test these dermatologist- recommended skin care routines on over 100,000 patients.  

How To Find The Best Skin Care Routine? 

Each skin care product in a skin care routine step should help the other skin care products in the skin care routine work better.  The order that skin care products are applied on the skin makes a big difference! Product layering of skin care products needs a lot of scientific consideration to be done properly. Click here to learn more about product layering in a skin care regimen.

Designing a skin care routine is challenging. When a skin care routine is designed properly, it is a huge scientific puzzle because there are so many things to consider when customizing a skin care routine.  Your dermatologist or STS trained medical provider will take these issues into consideration when developing a personalized skin care routine for your unique skin and lifestyle.


The First Step In Deciding Upon A Daily Skin Care Routine at Home

Take the skin type quiz! Most people incorrectly guess their skin type. This is why I developed and scientifically validated a scientific skin type quiz to determine skin type in 2004- 2005. This quiz standardizes the way skin doctors develop skin care routines so that we are all speaking the same skin care language. The skin type quiz used by Skin Type Solutions is the only valid skin type quiz and is the one found in the dermatology textbooks.  You can learn more about it here. You can only find the skin type quiz here at or with a STS Approved physician.  Take the skin type quiz and you will get free advice on the best skin care routine for you to use at home.

How Can I Find Out My Baumann Skin Type®?

Your skin care routine should be customized for your unique skin type for you to get the best skin benefits.  It all starts with taking the skin type quiz to diagnose your skin type.  There are 3 ways you can learn your Baumann Skin Type:

  1. Take the skin type quiz here at
  2. Find a STS trained medical provider in your area
  3. Schedule an online skin care consult with one of our medical aestheticians

 Use A Skin Care Routine Designed By Dermatologists For Your Baumann Skin Type

Your STS trained dermatologist or medical provider will diagnose your skin type and design a skin care routine. Your dermatologist, physician or medical provider will give you the exact skin care routine steps so that you will know exactly what to do to for your am and pm skin care routine.


I know that you will want to try and guess your skin type and buy one or two products and mix them in with what you have at home--- but- DON’T DO IT!  You are wasting your time and money.  Trust me- I’ve been focused on this since 2004.  If you take the skin type quiz you will accurately find out your skin type and what skin care routine is best for you.  Its free- it takes 3 minutes- help me help you!!

Or- even better- visit one of our STS approved and trained doctors.


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I wish you beautiful healthy skin

Leslie Baumann MD

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