The DRPW skin type is one of 16 unique skin types identified in the Baumann Skin Typing System, a dermatologist-developed skin typing system created by professor Leslie Baumann in 2005. If you have dry, resistant, pigmented, and wrinkled skin, your Baumann skin type is DRPW.
This skin type is resilient, but it struggles with dryness and dehydration, dark spots, and signs of aging. To correct these, we suggest picking brightening and anti-aging formulas that respect the balance of dry skin.
This post is part of a series on the Baumann Skin Typing System, a dermatologist-developed skin typing system with 16 different skin types. If you are a DRPW skin type, keep reading; if not, take our quiz to find your unique skin type!
On this post:
- What is the Baumann Skin Typing System?
- What are the 16 Baumann skin types?
- The DRPW skin type: How to identify it
- How to care for DRPW skin
What is the Baumann Skin Typing System?
The Baumann Skin Type Indicator, or Baumann Skin Typing System, is a skin type classification system created by dermatology professor Leslie Baumann. It was first unveiled in the book “The Skin Type Solution”, published in 2005, and it’s since taken the world of beauty by storm.
Rather than rely on the traditional skin types we’re all familiar with (think dry, normal, or oily skin), the Baumann system is based around skin characteristics. According to Leslie Baumann, each person can be placed on either side of these four parameters, resulting in a unique skin type:
- Oily (O) versus Dry (D)
- Sensitive (S) versus Resistant (R)
- Pigmented (P) versus Nonpigmented (N)
- Wrinkled (W) versus Tight or Unwrinkled (T)
What are the 16 Baumann skin types?
In the table below, you will be able to find the 16 Baumann skin types, divided by the two characteristics that are often easier to identify: Oily (O) versus Dry (D) skin, and Sensitive (S) versus Resistant (R) skin:
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The DRPW skin type: How to identify it
The DRPW skin type is dry, resistant, pigmented, and wrinkled. Let’s find out what that means:
According to Leslie Baumann’s system, dry skin has low sebum production and a moisture imbalance; for this reason, it needs a little more help than oily skin. Among the concerns associated with dry skin, are decreased sebum production, of course, but also rough texture, tightness, and a dull appearance that doesn’t quite reflect the light.
There’s sensitive skin, and then there’s everything-proof skin, resisting everything from daily aggressions to highly concentrated skincare products. Resistant skin doesn’t need a lot of pampering–its only downside is that it may be resistant even to the positive effects of skincare actives when used in low concentrations.
“Pigmented” skin types have a tendency to develop uneven and unwanted pigmentation, such as dark spots and patches, melasma, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Hyperpigmentation is an incredibly common skin concern, but it’s also very challenging to get around. If you struggle with dark spots and want to correct them, you should make them your topmost priority when building your skincare routine.
In the Baumann system, “Wrinkled” skin isn’t just affected by wrinkles; it’s also affected by other signs of aging, such as dullness, loss of elasticity and firmness, and just an overall “aged” and “tired” look. Skin aging is inevitable, but there’s still a lot you can do to minimize signs of aging if that’s a priority for you.
How to care for DRPW skin
If your skin type is DRPW, you have dry, resistant, pigmented, and wrinkled skin. Your skin type is resilient, but it struggles with dryness and dehydration, dark spots, and signs of aging.
To be able to improve all these issues at the same time, consider adding the following products to your DRPW skincare routine:
- A gentle cleanser that won’t deplete your dry skin;
- An exfoliating toner to help fade dark spots and signs of aging;
- An antioxidant product (pick a serum or cream depending on your preferences) to keep your skin shielded against environmental aggressions during the day;
- An anti-aging night treatment (without or without retinol, your choice) to boost collagen production and target signs of aging while you sleep;
- A very high protection sunscreen for daily wear. You’ll need this to keep dark spots under control!
Discover your DRPW skincare routine now:
To help you put everything together, we’ve created two DRPW skincare routines you can try. We have designed both routines around brightening and anti-aging formulas that respect the balance of dry skin. The second routine is all-vegan:
The Baumann Skin Typing System may seem a little complicated at first, but it’s a simple, intuitive way to classify skin types based on 4 characteristics that everyone can understand. If you are a DRPW skin type, you know your skin is dry, resistant, pigmented, and wrinkled; following the routines above, you will be able to care for your skin according to its specific needs. Still need a little help? Then don’t hesitate to contact our beauty experts; we’ll be glad to help!
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