Skin Type Chart
The skin types used by dermatologists and in dermatology textbooks and medical offices are the Baumann Skin Types.
There are 16 skin types based on the presence or absence of 4 barriers to skin health. Each skin type has different skin conditions. This skin type chart will link you to a skin type guide for each of these 16 skin types.
If you already know your Baumann Skin Type, click below to learn more:
- DSPT Baumann Skin Type 1
- DSNT Baumann Skin Type 2
- DSPW Baumann Skin Type 3
- DSNW Baumann Skin Type 4
- DRPT Baumann Skin Type 13
- DRNT Baumann Skin Type 14
- DRPW Baumann Skin Type 15
- DRNW Baumann Skin Type 16
- OSPT Baumann Skin Type 5
- OSNT Baumann Skin Type 6
- OSPW Baumann Skin Type 7
- OSNW Baumann Skin Type 8
- ORPT Baumann Skin Type 9
- ORNT Baumann Skin Type 10 = The Best Skin Type
- ORPW Baumann Skin Type 11
- ORNW Baumann Skin Type 12
What do the 4 Letters in the Baumann Skin Typing System Mean?
The 4 letters are known as the Baumann Skin Type Indicator.[i] [ii] [iii] [iv] These are 4 skin type letters are used by dermatologists to divide patients[v] [vi] [vii] [viii]and research subjects[ix] into 16 unique skin type phenotypes using a validated questionnaire, ,[x][xi] in order to prescribe skin care regimens. [xii] [xiii] There are multiple medical publications about this that can be found below in the references.[xiv]
This is THE skin type system used by dermatologists globally.
Knowing your Baumann Skin Type® is the best way to assess your skin health and make sure you are using the best skin care routine for your skin type.
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[i] Baumann, L. (2008). Understanding and treating various skin types: the Baumann Skin Type Indicator. Dermatologic clinics, 26(3), 359-373.
[ii] Baumann, L. (2009). The Baumann skin-type indicator: a novel approach to understanding skin type. Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, 3rd Edition, Informa Healthcare, New York, 29-40.
[iii] Baumann, L. (2008, 2012, 2019). Cosmetics and Skin Care in Dermatology. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. 7t, 8th and 9th eds. New York: McGraw Hill.
[iv] Baumann, Leslie S. “The Baumann Skin Typing System” in Farage MA, et al. Textbook of Aging Skin Skin. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2017): 1579-1594.
[v] Ahn, S. K., Jun, M., Bak, H., Park, B. D., Hong, S. P., Lee, S. H., ... & Park, K. (2017). Baumann skin type in the Korean female population. Annals of dermatology, 29(5), 586-596.
[vi] Choi, J. Y., Lim, J. Y., Kim, H. S., Min, J., Kim, J. I., Seo, H. M., ... & Kim, W. S. (2015). P241: A study on Korean womens skin types by baumann skin type questionnaire. 프로그램북 (구 초록집), 67(2), 501-502.
[vii] Choi, J. Y., Choi, Y. J., Nam, J. H., Jung, H. J., Lee, G. Y., & Kim, W. S. (2016). Identifying skin type using the Baumann skin type questionnaire in Korean women who visited a dermatologic clinic. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 54(6), 422-437.
[viii] Lee, Y. B., Park, S. M., Bae, J. M., Yu, D. S., Kim, H. J., & Kim, J. W. (2017). Which Skin Type Is Prevalent in Korean Post-Adolescent Acne Patients?: A Pilot Study Using the Baumann Skin Type Indicator. Annals of dermatology, 29(6), 817-819.
[ix] Park, J. W., Park, S. J., Park, K. Y., Ahn, G. Y., Seo, S. J., & Kim, M. N. (2019). P062: A study on the correlation of skin types with genetic factors and environmental factors in Koreans. 프로그램북 (구 초록집), 71(2), 354-354.
[x] Baumann, Leslie S., et al. “A Validated Questionnaire for Quantifying Skin Oiliness” Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications 4 (2014): 78-84.
[xi] Baumann, Leslie. “Validation of a Questionnaire to Diagnose the Baumann Skin Type in All Ethnicities and in Various Geographic Locations” Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications 6 (2016): 34-40.
[xii] Baumann, L. (2006). The skin type solution: a revolutionary guide to your best skin ever. Bantam.
[xiii] Baumann, L. (2020). 14 A Scientific Approach to Cosmeceuticals. The Art of Aesthetic Surgery, Three Volume Set: Principles and Techniques.
[xiv][xiv][xiv][xiv] Lee, Y. B., Ahn, S. K., Ahn, G. Y., Bak, H., Hong, S. P., Go, E. J., ... & Goo, J. W. (2019). Baumann Skin Type in the Korean Male Population. Annals of Dermatology, 31(6), 621-630.