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The Baumann Skin Type Questionnaire d. Shiny with reflection of bright light.

Part One 2. In photos, your face appears shiny:

OILY vs. DRY a. Never, or you've never noticed shine.

b. Sometimes

This section measures skin oil


production and hydration. Studies show c. Frequently
that people's preconceptions about
whether their skin is oily or dry are often
inaccurate. Don't allow your d. Always
preconceptions or what others think and
say about your skin to bias your
answers.

3. Two to three hours after applying


makeup foundation (also known as
base) but no powder, your makeup
1. After washing your face, don't apply appears:
any moisturizer, sunscreen, toner,
powder, or other products. Two to three
hours later, look in the
mirror under bright lights. Your forehead
and cheeks feel or appear:
a. Flaky or caked in wrinkles.

b. Smooth

a. Very rough, flaky or ashy.


c. Shiny

b. Tight
d. Streaked and shiny.

c. Well hydrated with no reflection of


light. e. I do not wear facial foundation.
d. Tons!

4. When in low humidity environment, if e. Don't know. (Note: please look again
you don't use moisturizers or sunscreen, and only answer e if you cannot
your facial skin: determine this.)

a. Feels very dry or cracks. 6. You would characterize your facial


skin as:

b. Feels tight.

c. Feels normal.
a. Dry

d. Looks shiny, or I never feel that I need


moisturizer. b. Normal

e. Don't know. c. Combination

d. Oily

5. Look in a magnifying mirror. How


many large pores, the size of the end of
a pin or greater, do you have?
7. When you use soap that suds,
bubbles, and foams vigorously, your
facial skin:

a. None

b. A few in the T-zone (forehead and a. Feels dry or cracks.


nose) only.

b. Feels slightly dry but does not crack.


c. Many

c. Feels normal.
c. Sometimes

d. Feels oily
d. Always

e. I do not use soap or other foaming


cleansers. (If this is because they make 10. Your face is oily in the T-zone
your skin dry, pick a.) (forehead and nose):

8. If not moisturized, your facial skin a. Never


feels tight:

b. Sometimes

c. Frequently
a. Always

d. Always
b. Sometimes

c. Rarely

11. Two to three hours after applying


d. Never moisturizer your cheeks are:

9. You have clogged pores (blackheads a. Very rough, flaky, or ashy.


or whiteheads):

b. Smooth

c. Slightly shiny.
a. Never

d. Shiny and slick, or I do not use


b. Rarely moisturizer.
If you scored between 11-26, you are a
D Skin Type.

Scoring of O vs. D:

Give yourself 1 point for every a answer,


2 points for every b, 3 points for every c, Part Two
4 points for every d, and 2.5 points for
every e answer.
SENSITIVE vs. RESISTANT

Enter your total O/D score here:


____________ This section measures your skin's
tendency to develop pimples, redness,
flushing, and itching, all signs of
sensitive skin.

If your score is between 34-44 you have


very oily skin.

1. You get red bumps on your face:


If your score is between 27-33 you have
slightly oily skin.

If your score is between 17-26 you have


slightly dry skin. a. Never

If you score is between 11-16 you have b. Rarely


dry skin.

c. At least once a month.

d. At least once a week.


If you scored between 27-44, you are an
O Skin Type.
e. Unsure
2. Skin care products (including
cleanser, moisturizer, toners, and
makeup) cause your face to break out,
get a rash, itch, or sting:

4. If you wear jewelry that is not 14-carat


gold, how often do you get a rash?

a. Never

b. Rarely a. Never

c. Often b. Rarely

d. Always c. Often

e. I don't wear products on my face. d. Always

e. Unsure

3. Have you ever been diagnosed with


acne or rosacea?

5. Sunscreens make your skin itch, burn,


breakout, or turn red:

a. No

b. Friends and acquaintances tell me I a. Never


have it.

b. Rarely
c. Yes

c. Often
d. Yes, a severe case.

d. Always
e. I never wear sunscreen. d. Always

e. I do not wear rings.

6. Have you ever been diagnosed with


atopic dermatitis, eczema, or contact
dermatitis (an allergic skin rash)?
8. Fragranced bubble bath, massage oil,
or body lotions make your skin break
out, itch, or feel dry:

a. No

b. Friends tell me I have it. a. Never

c. Yes b. Rarely

d. Yes, a severe case. c. Often

e. Unsure d. Always

e. I never use these types of products.

7. How often do you get a rash (Note: answer d if you don't use them
underneath your rings? because they cause the above-
mentioned problems.)

a. Never 9. Can you use the soap provided in


hotels on your body or face without a
problem?
b. Rarely

c. Often
a. Yes
11. What occurs if you use scented
laundry detergents or static control
b. Most of the time, I don't have a sheets in the dryer?
problem.

c. No, my skin itches, turns red, or


breaks out.
a. My skin is fine.

d. I would not use it. I've had too many


problems in the past! b. My skin feels slightly dry.

e. I carry my own, so I'm unsure. c. My skin itches.

d. My skin itches and gets a rash.

10. Has someone in your family been e. Unsure, or I've never used them.
diagnosed with atopic dermatitis,
eczema, asthma, and/or allergies?

12. How often do your face and/or neck


get red after moderate exercise, and/or
a. No with stress or a strong emotion, such as
anger?

b. One family member that I know of.

c. Several family members.


a. Never

d. Many of my family members have


dermatitis, eczema, asthma, and/or b. Sometimes
allergies.

c. Frequently
e. Unsure

d. Always
d. Always

e. I never eat spicy food. (Note: if you


don't eat spicy or hot food because of
13. How often do you tend to get red facial flushing, pick d.)
and flushed after drinking alcohol?

15. How many visible red or blue broken


a. Never blood vessels do you have (or did you
have prior to treatment) on your face
and nose?
b. Sometimes

c. Frequently

a. None
d. Always, or I don't drink because of
this problem.
b. Few (one to three on entire face,
including nose).
e. I never drink alcohol.

c. Some (four to six on entire face,


including nose).

14. How often do you get red and d. Many (over seven on entire face,
flushed after eating spicy or hot including nose).
(temperature) foods or beverages?

16. Your face looks red in photographs:


a. Never

b. Sometimes

a. Never, or I've never noticed it.


c. Frequently
b. Sometimes

c. Frequently
a. Never

d. Always
b. Sometimes

c. Frequently

d. Always

17. People ask you if you are


sunburned, even when you are not: e. I do not use these products. (Note:
answer d if you don't use them because
of redness, itching, or swelling.)

a. Never

Scoring of S vs. R:
b. Sometimes

c. Frequently

Give yourself 1 point for every a answer,


d. Always 2 points for every b, 3 points for every c,
4 points for every d, and 2.5 for every e
answer.
e. I always am sunburned. (You bad
thing!)

Enter your total S/R score here:


____________

18. You get redness, itching, or swelling


from makeup, sunscreen, or skin care
products: If you've ever received a diagnosis of
acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, or Part Three
eczema from a dermatologist, add 5 to
your score. If another type of
physician has diagnosed you with these PIGMENTED vs. NON-PIGMENTED
conditions, add 2 to your score. SKIN

If your score is between 34-72 you have This section measures your skin's
very sensitive skin. (Don't worry, I'll tendency to form melanin, a skin
help!) pigment that produces darker skin tones
as well as dark patches, freckles, and
dark
If your score is between 30-33 you have areas after trauma. Melanin also helps
somewhat sensitive skin. Following my you tan rather than burn.
recommendations may move you into
the R SkinType.

1. After you have a pimple or ingrown


hair, it's followed by a dark
If your score is between 25-29 you have brownish/black spot:
somewhat resistant skin.

If your score is between 17-24 you have


very resistant skin. (Lucky you!)
a. Never

b. Sometimes

If you scored between 30-72, you are an


S Skin Type. c. Frequently

If you scored between 17-29, you are an d. Always


R Skin Type.

e. I never get pimples or ingrown hairs.


control pills or HRT, or because I'm
unsure whether I have dark spots).
2. After you cut yourself, how long does
the brown (not pink) mark remain?

4. Do you have any dark spots or


patches on your upper lip or cheeks? Or
a. I don't get a brown mark. have you had any in the past that you've
had removed?

b. A week.

c. A few weeks.
a. No

d. Months
b. I'm not sure.

c.Yes, they are (or were) slightly


noticeable.
3. How many dark spots did you develop
on your face when you were pregnant,
on birth control pills, or taking hormone d. Yes, they are (or were) very
replacement therapy (HRT)? noticeable.

5. Do the dark spots on your face get


worse when you go in the sun?

a. None

b. One
a. I have no dark spots.

c. A few
b. Unsure

d. A lot
c. Slightly worse.

e. This question does not apply to me


(because I am male, or because I have d. A lot worse.
never been pregnant or taken birth
e. I wear sunscreen on my face every
day and never get sun. (Note: if you use 8. When expoed to sun for the first time
constant sun protection because you're in several months, your skin:
afraid you might get
dark patches or freckles, answer d.)
a. Burns only

b. Burns then gets darker


6. Have you been diagnosed with
melasma, light or dark brown or gray
patches on your face? c. Gets darker

a. No d. My skin is already dark, so it is hard to


see if it gets darker. (You can't pick "I
never had sun exposure". Think of
b. Once, but it went away childhood
experiences!)

c. Yes

d. Yes, a severe case 9. What happens after you have had


many days of consecutive sun exposure:

e. Unsure
a. I sunburn and blister, but mys kin
does not change colour
7. Do you have, or have you ever had,
small brown spots (freckles or sun
spots) on your face, chest, back, or b. My skin becoems slightly darker
arms?

c. My skin becomes much darker


a. No

d. My skin is already dark so it is hard to


b. Yes, a few (1 to 5) see if it gets darker.

c. Yes, many (6 to 15) e. Unsure (You can't pick "I never had
sun". If you really have to pick e, first
consider all childhood experiences)
d. Yes, tons (16 or more)

10. When you go in the sun, do you


develop freckels (small 1-2mm, pinpoint- 12. What is your natural hair colour? (If
sized flat spots)? gray, state colour before graying)

a. No, I never develop them a. Blond

b. 1 develop a few new small freckles b. Brown


each year

c. Black
c. I develip new freckles often

d. Red
d. My skin is already dark so it is hard to
see if it gets darker.

e. I never go in the sun. (Good for you!) 13. Do you have a mistory of melanoma
yourself or in your immediate family?

11. Did either of your parents have


freckles? If so, please indicate how a. No
many. If neither or one parent did,
respond to the question. If both did,
answer b. 1 person in my family
the question as it relates to the parent
with the mot freckles.
c. more than 1 person

a. No
d. I have a history of melanoma

b. A few on the face


e. Unsure

c. Many on the face


14. If you have dark spots on your skin
in areas of sun exposure, add 5 points to
d. Many on face, chest, neck and your score.
shoulders

Scoring of P vs N:
3. Unsure

Give yourself 1 point for every a answer,


2 for ever b, 3 for ever c, 4 for every d
and 2.5 for every e answer.
Enter you total P/N score here: d. Wrinkles are prsent even if I'm not
_________ smiling, frowning, or lifting my brows

If you scored between 29-52, you are a In answering questions 2-7, please
P Skin Type. respond according to how you would
compare yourself and other family
members to all other ethnic groups, not
If you scored between 13-28, you are a just your
N Skin Type. own. For family members who you may
not have known, please ask other family
members or refer to photographs, where
possible.

Part 4: Wrinkled vs Tight


2. How old does/did your mother's facial
skin look?
This section measures your tendency to
wrinkle, as well as how wrinkled you are
right now. Some of my patients a. 5 to 10 years younger than her age
confessed that they cheated on this
section
to come out as a T - after I caught them b. Her age
doing it. Don't do that! You're only
cheating yourself out of using
preventative therapies that could c. 5 years older than her age
prevent wrinkles. Changing your habits
now could change your score in the
future from a W to a T. So be honest d. More than five years older than her
and get the right treatments if you need age
them.

e. Not applicable: I was adopted or I


1. Do you have facial wrinkles? cannot remember

a. No, not even with movement such as 3. How old does/did your father's facial
smiling, frowning, or lifting my eyebrows skin look?

b. Only when I move, such as smiling, a. 5 to 10 years younger than his age
frowning or lifting my eyebrows

b. His age
c. Yes, with movement and a few at rest
without movement
c. 5 years older than his age
d. More than five years older than his
age
d. More than five years older than his
age
e. Not applicable: I was adopted, never
knew him or I cannot remember
e. Not applicable: I was adopted or I
cannot remember

6. How old does/did your paternal


grandmother's facial skin look?
4. How old does/did your maternal
grandmother's facial skin look?
a. 5 to 10 years younger than her age

a. 5 to 10 years younger than her age


b. Her age

b. Her age
c. 5 years older than her age

c. 5 years older than her age


d. More than five years older than her
age
d. More than five years older than her
age
e. Not applicable: I was adopted, never
knew her or I cannot remember
e. Not applicable: I was adopted, never
knew her or I cannot remember

7. How old does/did your paternal


grandfather's facial skin look?
5. How old does/did your maternal
grandfather's facial skin look?
a. 5 to 10 years younger than his age

a. 5 to 10 years younger than his age


b. His age

b. His age
c. 5 years older than his age

c. 5 years older than his age


d. More than five years older than his
age
d. More than 10 years

e. Not applicable: I was adopted, never


knew him or I cannot remember

10. Based on places you've lived, how


much daily sun exposure have you
received in your life?
8. At any time in your life, have you ever
tanned your skin on an ongoing basis for
more than two weeks per year? If so for a. Little; I've mostly lived in places that
how many toptal years did you do are gray and overcast
this? Please count tanning from playing
tennis, fishing, playing golf, skiing or
other outdoor activities. The beach is not b. Some; I've lived in less sunny climes
the only place you can get a at times, but also in places with more
tan. regular sun

a. Never c. Moderate; I've lived in places with a


fair amount of sun exposure

b. 1 to 5 years
d. A lot, I've lived in tropical, Northern, or
very sunny locales
c. 5 to 10 years

d. More than 10 years


11. How old do you think you look?

a. 1 to 5 years younger than your age


9. At any time in your life, have you ever
engaged in seasonal tanning of two
weeks per year or less? (Yes, summer b. Your age
vacaction counts!) If so, how often?

c. 5 years older than your age


a. Never

d. More than five years older than your


b. 1 to 5 years age

c. 5 to 10 years
12. During the last five years, how often
have you allowed your skin to tan c. Several to many packs
intentionally or unintentionally through
outdoor sports or other activities?
d. I smoke every day

a. Never
e. I've never smoked but I've lived with,
been raised bym or worked with people
b. Once a month who regularly smoked in my presence

c. Once a week

15. Please describe the air pollution


d. Daily where you reside:

a. The air is fresh and clean

13. How often, if ever, have you been to


a tanning bed? b. For part of the year, but not all of the
year, I reside in a place with a clean air

a. Never
c. The air is slightly polluted

b. 1 to 5 times
d. The air is very polluted

c. 5 to 10 times

d. Many times 16. Please describe the length of time


that you have used retinoid facial
creams such as retinol, Renova, Retin-
A, Tazorac, Differin or Avage:

14. Over your entire life, how many


cigarettes have you smoked (or been a. Many years
exposed to)?

b. Occasionally
a. None

c. Once of acne when I was younger


b. A few packs
d. Never a. Dark

b. Medium

17. How often do you currently eat fruits


and vegetables? c. Light

a. At every meal d. Very light

b. Once a day

20. What is your ethnicity? (Please


c. Occasionally choose best answer).

d. Never a. African-American/Caribbean/Black

b. Asian/Indian/Mediterranean/Other

18. Over your lifetime, what percentage


of your daily diet has consisted of fruits c. Latin-American/Hispanic
and vegetables? (Note: don't count
juices unless they are freshly
squeezed.) d. Caucasian

a. 75-100

21. If you are 65 years or older, add 5


b. 25-75 points to your score

c. 10-25

Scoring of W vs T:
d. 0-25

Give yourself 1 point for every a answer,


2 for ever b, 3 for ever c, 4 for every d
and 2.5 for every e answer.
19. What is your natural skin colour
(without tanning or self-tanners)?
Enter you total W/T score here:
_________
If you scored between 20-40, you are a
T Skin Type.

If you scored between 41-85, you are a


W Skin Type.

To define your final Skin Type results,


please take all the factor indications that
you have scored (in order of your test
responses) and write them in
here:

My O/D score is ____, which equals


____

My S/R score is ____, which equals


____

My P/N score is ____, which equals


____

My W/T score is ____, which equals


____

Put them together and now you know


your Skin Type!