Sensitive Skin

Retinol Safety

  • Retinoids are natural or synthetic compounds in the Vitamin A family that are safe when used properly . They are used orally and topically. Oral retinoids such as prescription oral retinoids (isotretinoin, Accutane) and Vitamin A supplements can result in excess Vitamin A and should be monitored if more than ...

    2021-11-10 | Leslie Baumann MD

Topical Retinoids in Skincare

  • What is a retinoid? Retinoids are good for skin and are the best antiaging ingredients with the most evidence-based research. 1 But what exactly are retinoids and what is the difference between retinol and a retinoid? There are many myths about retinoids that we will try to clear up with ...

    2021-10-29 | Leslie Baumann MD

The Best Skin Cleansers by Skin Type

  • Whether your skin is sensitive, acne-prone, oily, or dry, using the right cleanser can have a profound effect on your skin’s overall health and appearance. The best skin cleanser for you will depend on your Baumann Skin Type®. A cleanser is an important step in a skin care routine. This ...

    2021-10-29 | Leslie Baumann MD

The Skin Barrier

  • Where Is The Skin Barrier? The skin barrier is in the outermost layer of the epidermis ,called the stratum corneum. It surrounds the skin cells, called keratinocytes. The function of the skin barrier is to prevent water from evaporating off the skin’s surface and to keep out allergens, irritants and ...

    2021-10-27 | Leslie Baumann MD

The Best Eczema Cleansers

  • Eczema is a skin disease caused by an injured skin barrier, causing the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. In eczema, the skin barrier does not hold on to moisture and water properly, usually as the result of genetics or environmental issues. This leads to dehydration and inflammation of ...

    2021-06-18 | Leslie Baumann MD

Baumann Skin Type 4: DSNW

  • The DSNW Skin Type is Dry, Sensitive, Non-pigmented, and Wrinkled. The majority of people with this skin type fit into one of two categories: 1) an adult with rosacea and photoaging or 2) a woman with acne. Though this skin type can be challenging to manage because it has three ...

    2021-06-16 | Leslie Baumann MD

Baumann Skin Type 5: OSPT

  • The OSPT Skin Type is Oily, Sensitive, Pigmented, and Tight. Most people with this skin type are younger than 30, have a Fitzpatrick Skin Type of III or higher, and struggle with acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. While the combination of acne and pigmentation issues can be a challenge for this ...

    2021-06-16 | Leslie Baumann MD

Baumann Skin Type 6: OSNT

  • The OSNT Skin Type is Oily, Sensitive, Non-Pigmented, and Tight. The majority of people with this skin type are under the age of 30 with acne. Sensitivity caused by underlying inflammation is the one barrier to skin health for OSNT types. However, using the proper acne treatment regimen for your ...

    2021-06-16 | Leslie Baumann MD

Baumann Skin Type 7: OSPW

  • 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 ...

    2021-06-16 | Leslie Baumann MD

Baumann Skin Type 8: OSNW

  • The OSNW Skin Type is Oily, Sensitive, Non-Pigmented, and Wrinkled, with two barriers to skin health: inflammation and aging. While underlying inflammation combined with excessive oil and clogged pores can often lead to acne for this skin type, OSNWs can fairly easily achieve clear, smooth skin by following the proper ...

    2021-06-16 | Leslie Baumann MD