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Skin Care Library

Skin Care Blogs written by Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann MD, FAAD

Skin Types

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Mar 05, 2024

There are many skin types. What are the different skin types? What skin typing system do dermatologists use? This article discussed all of the basic skin types, the Baumann Skin Types, and the Fitzpatrick skin types. signs and symptoms of each skin type will be reviewed.

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What Are The Barriers to Skin Health?

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Oct 03, 2022

There are 4 main issues that can may skin unhealthy: Dehydration, Inflammation, Evenness of Pigmentation, and Risk of Aging. The skin type quiz assesses these skin problems to diagnose your Baumann Skin Type and customized a skincare routine that targets any barriers to skin health.

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16 Baumann Skin Types

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Oct 03, 2022

The Baumann Skin Type System is a skin type classification system used by dermatologists to categorize patients into 16 distinct Baumann Skin Types in order to prescribe skin care regimens in medical practices. This scientific system is the gold standard and is discussed in many medical textbooks. Only Skin Type Solutions has the license to use the Baumann Skin Typing System. Learn about the 16 skin types and how they differ.

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Baumann Skin Type 10: ORNT | The Best Skin Type: Rarest and Healthiest

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 15, 2022

The best skin type is Skin type 10. The ORNT Skin Type is Oily, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, and Tight, with no barriers to skin health. Also referred to as Perfect 10 Skin and is the rarest skin type.

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Baumann Skin Type 1: DSPT

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 19, 2022

The DSPT Skin Type is Dry, Sensitive, Pigmented, and Tight, with three barriers to skin health: dehydration, inflammation, and pigmentation. While dry, sensitive skin can require extra care, DSPT skin types can be on the road to healthier, happier skin with a skincare routine that includes the right moisturizers and ...

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Baumann Skin Type 16: DRNW

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 17, 2021

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 ...

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Baumann Skin Type 15: DRPW™

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 17, 2021

The DRPW Skin Type is Dry, Resistant, Pigmented, and Wrinkled, with three barriers to skin health: dehydration, pigmentation, and aging. A common skin type, DRPW skin can fit a number of profiles, including: A person younger than 30 years old with dry skin who is often in the sun without ...

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Baumann Skin Type 14: DRNT

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 17, 2021

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 ...

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Baumann Skin Type 13: DRPT

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 17, 2021

The DRPT Skin Type is Dry, Resistant, Pigmented, and Tight, with two barriers to skin health: dehydration and pigmentation. This skin type is uncommon and is usually seen in those with Fitzpatrick Skin Type III or higher. The two main concerns, dryness and pigmentation, tend to go hand-in-hand, as itching ...

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Baumann Skin Type 12: ORNW

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 17, 2021

The ORNW Skin Type is Oily, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, and Wrinkled, with only one barrier to skin health: aging. This skin type is ideal for people over 30, since signs of aging naturally become more apparent around this age due to accumulated sun exposure and the natural aging process. ORNWs over ...

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Baumann Skin Type 11: ORPW

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 17, 2021

The ORPW Skin Type is Oily, Resistant, Pigmented, and Wrinkled, with two barriers to skin health: pigmentation and wrinkles. Dryness and sensitivity are not an issue for this skin type, though ORPWs can struggle with uneven skin tone and accelerated signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. ...

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Baumann Skin Type 7: OSPW

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jun 16, 2021

The OSPW Skin Type is Oily, Sensitive, Pigmented, and Wrinkled, with three barriers to skin health: inflammation, pigmentation, and aging. Together, inflammation and pigmentation problems can be a challenge for OSPWs, often leading to acne, melasma, rosacea, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. However, by using the proper skincare regimen and treatment options ...

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