Most of us know our blood type by heart. We eat, exercise and live in accordance with it. We know the food pyramid and what best to feed ourselves for optimal nutrition. But when it comes to the largest organ of our body, most of us lack full confidence in our daily routines. It is estimated that 8 out of every 10 people have the wrong idea of their skin type. How should I care for my skin? What products should I use? What products should I avoid? And are my skin care choices from years ago still relevant today?
Enter Skin Type Solutions®, a scientifically-proven breakthrough personalized skincare system — and the only patented skin-typing system in the world. Accent Cosmetics is proud to be a trained and authorized provider.
Meet Skin Type Solutions® and the Baumann Skin Type®
Skin Type Solutions is doctor-developed and is backed by doctor and dermatologist research into skin types and conditions as well as cosmeceutical brands for decades. STS is flanked by a patented software system developed exclusively for its testing and consultations. Rather than a one-size fits all approach to skin care, the Skin Type Solutions approach lets you choose from products specifically proven to benefit your exact skin type.
How Skin Type Solutions Works
- The first step in the system is to find an STS-approved medical provider in your area. Accent’s team of experienced and accomplished dermatologists are pleased to be that for you and we look forward to serving you.
- The second step consists of identifying your “Baumann Skin Type®” through use of patented software provided by STS and operated by our office, as well as receiving a personal consultation from a member of our team.
Following the questionnaire and consultation, you will be given a custom skincare regimen designed to change your skin type from what it is now, into the perfect skin. Our staff will answer all of your questions about your unique skin type and introduce you to the perfect product regimen — for your exact skin type. You’ll notice the transformation as your skin progressively makes its way to perfection. Through the process, you will be able to refill your products here in the office by using a mobile app.
- Following the questionnaire and consultation, you will be given a custom skincare regimen designed to change your skin type from what it is now, into the perfect skin. Our staff will answer all of your questions about your unique skin type and introduce you to the perfect product regimen — for your exact skin type. You’ll notice the transformation as your skin progressively makes its way to perfection. Through the process, you will be able to refill your products here in the office by using a mobile app.
The Skin Type Solutions Consultation
The consultation to determine your skin type is uniform everywhere. This will consist of a short, self-administered questionnaire that takes from three to five minutes and is completed in the office. Upon its completion, you will see one of Accent’s staff for an in-depth skin evaluation. Your questionnaire and the evaluation will help us determine your Baumann Skin Type.
Your Baumann Skin Type®
In order to determine your Baumann Skin Type, a scientifically validated questionnaire is done at a trained and authorized center. The testing and questionnaire will look at the presence or absence of the “4 Barriers to Skin Health,” which are: Dehydration, Inflammation, Pigmentation and Aging. Analyzing these will result in the assignment of a four-letter, color-coded abbreviation as well as a number from 1 to 16 for ease of reference. Let’s look at a couple of them for example’s sake:
1 DSPT. Dry, Sensitive, Pigmented, Skin, Tight. Or 16 DRNW. Dry, Resistant, Non-Pigmented, Wrinkle Prone
The Baumann Skin Type® Parameters
There are four parameters considered when determining your skin type profile, which will then be used to determine which of 16 skin types you best fit. Determining this is important in order to ensure the proper treatment and care of your skin and is the next best thing to having a personal dermatologist review and approve every possible skin care choice you could make. In fact, it’s almost exactly that, althought you’ll find the recommendations and information empowering rather than restricting.
The four parameters for Skin Type Solutions are:
- Oily versus Dry: How much moisture and oil (or sebum) does your skin produce and what is the overall level of hydration in your skin.
- Sensitive versus Resistant: How much inflammation is present in your skin? Sensitive skins are more prone to stinging, burning, acne and washed. Resistant skins may require stronger ingredients.
- Pigmented versus Non-Pigmented: This parameter isn’t related to ethnicity but considers the potential for discoloration with attendant age spots, freckles or hyperpigmentation.
- Wrinkle-Prone versus Tight: Skin that is prone to wrinkles can benefit from products that fight that aging process. Younger patients might benefit from factoring in additional requirements such as age and hormonal changes and the potential for acne to develop.
Why use Skin Type Solutions?
Accent Cosmetics recommend Skin Type Solutions because the best way to optimize your skin’s health, functionality and beauty is through the proper selection of the skin care products that will form the basis of your skin care routine.
Skin Type Solutions Product Recommendations
Each of STS’s product regimens and recommendations will be drawn from thoroughly researched and tested products proven to be beneficial to your skin type. Most people inadvertently use the wrong skincare products, or use them incorrectly. Other ingredients can cause certain skin types to break out, when exposed to the sun. Called photocontact dermatitis, this is an allergic reaction to select chemicals applied to the skin that are then exposed to UV radiation.
Detailed instructions will be given as to when and how to use these products every morning or night for continued and long lasting healthy and beautiful skin. After the first month of use, we recommend a follow-up appointment to assess how you are progressing and in order to make any modifications or adjustments to your tailored regiment.
An Ideal Candidate for Skin Type Solutions
Because the Skin Type Solutions system is built on years of doctors and dermatologists reviewing skin types and skin care products, and because it is specially designed to cover every skin type that exists, there is no skin type that could not benefit from it. It is a scientifically-backed and adaptive system much like getting a personal consultation from a dermatologist with decades of experience. While all skin isn’t created equal, the Skin Type Solutions systems purposely excludes no one. It has been used for more than a decade by more than 250,000 people.
This system is ideal for any mature male or female who wants to improve the heath, beauty and functionality of their skin and who wants peace of mind while doing it.