Baumann Skin Type 16: DRNW

Baumann Skin Type 16: DRNW

Congratulations on finding your skin type! You're one step closer to perfect skin health!

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.

This Baumann Skin Type is not considered that challenging to take care of with the right regimen. As long as you use good moisturizers and good anti-aging products, you're off to a great start.

Another benefit of knowing you are a DRNW Skin Type is that you have access to our dermatologist curated recommendations just because you took the quiz! (If you haven't taken the quiz yet, you can click here)

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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 enough.

Both of these factors can lead to signs of aging skin, such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging.

Because of these considerations, a DRNW's morning regimen typically includes a rich moisturizer and a broad spectrum antioxidant rich sunscreen. 

Best ingredients for DRNW

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:

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What Are the Worst Skincare Ingredients for DRNW Skin?

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

Product recommendations for DRNW

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.

In general, DRNW should steer clear of products designed “for oily skin types.” 

This means products designed to absorb excess sebum off of oily skin are not a good choice for you. As a dry skin type, you typically need more moisturizing oils on the face, not fewer.

DRNWs should also avoid tanning products or any kind of unprotected UV exposure. This skin type is vulnerable to developing wrinkles, and sun damage is a major cause of skin aging. Protecting your skin from the sun is essential for preventing wrinkles and treating existing wrinkles.


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 depending on their skin concerns.

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

There are many procedure options available to DRNW skin types because their skin is not prone to inflammation. 

Make sure you consult your local dermatologist before having any significant cosmetic procedures done.

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.

If you are looking to take your skin care to the next level, we encourage you to consider our regimen advice based on your DRNW Baumann Skin Type. Additionally, we hope you check out our evolving (completely free to read) skin care library, where we answer relevant questions on the most notable skin care ingredients. We believe that understanding how your products actually work is an important part of learning to take care of your skin.

Congratulations on finding your skin type! We know that with the right regimen you will see positive changes in your skin health.

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