Oxygen facial for oily skin


Many people suffer from oily skin.  This often manifests itself in facial skin that looks shiny or greasy, has large pores and looks thick or rough.  Fortunately, there are many remedies to improve oily facial skin.  Foremost amongst them is an oxygen facial for oily skin which infuses the skin with active ingredients that reduce the amount of oil on the skin and give it a fresh and healthy look.

What causes oily skin?

Oily skin develops when the sebaceous glands overproduce a substance called Sebum. Sebum is an oily substance made up primarily of fats. Sebum is vital for the skin since it protects and hydrates it by “sealing” in moisture and preventing it from escaping the skin’s surface. However, if the body produces too much sebum this leads to oily skin which is more prone to pimples, acne, clogged pores and blackheads.

Genetics play a key factor in determining a person’s skin type and most likely the reason for your oily facial skin is genetic. However, there are other influencers such as hormonal changes or high-stress levels which can simulate the overproduction of sebum by the body.

Treatment of oily skin

The way to care for oily skin is to reduce the oil on your skin without causing dryness. If you are not careful and you dry your skin, your body will only produce more oil to compensate for the dryness. Therefore, you need to regularly remove oil from your skin but at the same time you need to ensure it is sufficiently moisturized. 

Here are a few basic tips:

1. Regularly wash your face.  The most important thing you can do to reduce oil on your skin is to wash it regularly.  It is recommended to wash your face one or twice a day.  When washing your face avoid harsh detergents or soap that may irritate your skin.  Instead looks for gentle and natural soaps.

2. Use blotting papers.  Blotting papers can help you blot excess oil from your face and limit the shiny and greasy appearance.

3. Add moisture to your skin. It is very important to carefully select which moisturizer you choose.  Make sure to avoid products that damage/irritate your skin or make it oilier.  The right moisturizer should be oil free and one that will keep your skin moist.

4. Use facial masks. There are a variety of natural facial masks you can apply such as a clay mask, honey mask and oatmeal mask.

Oily skin and make up

One can be easily tempted to use heavy makeup to cover up the effects of oily skin.  Be careful which makeup you use so that you don’t make your condition worse.  If your facial oily skin acts up, refrain for a few days from using makeup, especially foundation.  When you choose your cosmetics, opt for water-based products vs. oil-based products and look for products with a “noncomedogenic” label which means that they are less likely to clog up your pores.

Oxygen Facials for Oily skin

Oxygen facials have established themselves as an excellent skin care treatment.  They are used by celebrities the world over and are hailed for their ability to revitalize and strengthen the skin.  Oxygen facial treatments include several steps – skin cleansing, exfoliating, extraction of blackheads, oxygenation and infusion of active ingredients.

When it comes to oily skin the treatment is excellent because the skin is deeply cleansed.  As discussed above this is a prerequisite for caring for oily skin.  The exfoliation also removes the outermost layer of the skin and deeply cleanses the pores (which often get clogged with oily skin). Most importantly, the skin is infused with therapeutic active ingredients which reduce its oiliness.  The effectiveness of these ingredients is significantly increased by the oxygenation of the skin.  The oxygen helps the cells to better absorb the ingredients and increases the blood flow in the treatment area.  

The NowMi Pro treatment for oily skin

The NowMi Pro treatment enables you to enjoy all the benefits of a professional spa skin oxygenation treatment in the comfort of your own home.  Best of all, it costs a fraction of the price and takes only 5 minutes.

The NowMi Pro treatment includes 2 facial routines- a daily facial cleanse and a weekly facial skin care treatment.

The NowMi Pro daily facial helps you remove excess sebum from your facial skin.  The cleansing gel is very delicate and won’t dry out your skin.  Quite the opposite, it contains vitamins E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals which deeply moisturize the facial skin.  The cleansing action is very thorough since the device uses Sonic energy.  The Sonic energy ensures that the cleansing gel penetrates and cleanses every pore and removes all excess sebum as well as dirt and makeup buildups.

The NowMi Pro weekly contains 4 action – skin exfoliation, nourishment, skin oxygenation and protection. 

1. The exfoliation gently removes the outermost layer of the skin and clears away dead cells, excess oil, dirt etc. Following the exfoliating the skin is clean and the pores are open.

2.  In the nourishing stage, the skin is infused with vitamins C, E and hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that prevent the skin’s oil from oxidizing and “mutating into compounds like squalene peroxide which trigger even more oil production”.  Therefore they are critical in helping the skin balance its Sebum production. Also, Hyaluronic acid has been proven to be excellent for oily skin.  Hyaluronic acid provides your facial skin with all day hydration without causing irritation. It is also very lightweight and doesn’t clog up pores and also doesn’t produce a shine on the face.  Best of all, it doesn’t contain any ingredients that add more oil to your skin.

3. Unlike traditional skin oxygenation treatments that oxygenate the skin from the outside, the NowMi treatment causes the skin to oxygenate the facial skin from within. It does so by stimulating an effect called the Bohr effect. During the treatment, a C02 rich environment is formed on the surface of the skin.  The skin reacts to this by sending oxygen rich blood to the treatment area.  As a result, the skin oxygenates itself from within which optimizes the absorption of the active ingredients by the cells.

4. The protection action helps the skin guard against extrinsic factors which damage it.  Since the skin has renewed supplies of vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid it is able to protect itself from free radicals and other ailments that damage it and cause premature aging.

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Today there are many treatment options for facial oily skin.  Highly recommended is a facial skin oxygenation treatment for oily skin which deeply cleanses the skin and infuses it with active ingredients that help control the levels of oil on your face.  The NowMi treatment offers all of the benefits of a professional spa oxygenation treatment and it infuses the skin with vitamins C, E and hyaluronic acid which greatly help oily skin. Best of all the NowMi treatment takes only 5 minutes and can be carried out in the comfort of your home.

Oxygen Facials for Darker Skin Tones

the NowMi treatment oxygenates the skin from within
Oxygen facial

Oxygen facials are an excellent way of infusing your skin with revitalizing vitamins and minerals that help it look and feel its very best.  They are especially helpful for individuals with darker skin tones that suffer from skin conditions such as uneven pigmentation, acne and Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB).  The reason is that the oxygen facial dramatically improves the penetration and absorption of the active ingredients, therefore enhancing the clinical outcomes.

Skin conditions in darker skin tones

For the most part, skin conditions are color blind and are unaffected by a person’s skin type or tone.  However, there are some skin conditions that affect people with darker skin tones more frequently or with greater severity.

The reason has to do with melanin in the skin.  Melanin is the pigment in the skin that determines the skin’s color.  In the skin there are cells called melanocytes which produce melanosomes –  packets containing melanin.  Research has shown that all people, regardless of their skin tone, have approximately the same quantity of melanocytes in their skin.  However, the difference is in the size and distribution of melanosomes- the larger and more dense they are, darker the skin will be.  As a result, individuals with darker skin tones are more prone to skin conditions relating to pigmentation.

1.  Pigmentation issues in darker skin tones: When the body produces too much pigment, known as hyperpigmentation, dark spots are formed on the skin. One type of hyperpigmentation is called post-inflammatory and it can be caused by a skin injury such as a cut, a scrape or a burn. Individuals with dark skin are more prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Dark spots on the skin resulting from hyperpigmentation.
Dark spots on the skin resulting from hyperpigmentation

Oppositely, in situations where color is lost from the pigment, known hypopigmentation, white patches form.  All individuals with dark skin more susceptible to both of these skin conditions. 

White spots on skin resulting from hypopigmentation.
White spots on skin resulting from hypopigmentation.

2.  Eczema in darker skin tones:

Eczema is a skin condition characterized by a red rash that slowly develops and stays on the skin for a long time. Medically known as dermatitis, it can be caused by a wide variety of reasons such as allergies, skin irritation, dry skin, changes in temperature, stress and more. It can also develop as a result of an inherited tendency and is then called atopic dermatitis.

Research in the United States has shown that eczema is more likely to affect African American children than those from other racial backgrounds.  

Dark skin with eczema

3. Acne in darker skin tones:

Acne is the most common type of skin condition and approximately 85% of individuals between the ages of 12-24 experience some form of acne.  Acne develops as a result of overproduction of oil in skin, which mixes with the bacteria in the pores.  As a result, the pores are blocked, the skin becomes inflamed, and bumps/cysts form on the skin’s surface.  In dark skinned people, active acne can lead to hyperpigmentation and an uneven skin tone.

Active acne

4. Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB) in darker skin tones

Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), refers to a skin condition characterized by bumps under the surface of the skin caused by shaving. PFB stems from ingrown hairs and it affects Black and Hispanic people because of the unique shape of the hair follicle. If pressure is applied to the bumps, they can become inflated or infected. PFB can result scars, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), and keloid formation.

PFB in darker skin
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Oxygen Facials for Darker Skin Tones

Oxygen facials have established themselves as effective beauty treatments that rejuvenates the skin and gives it a glowing and youthful look.  During treatment, a pressurized stream of highly-concentrated oxygen molecules is applied onto the epidermis- the outermost layer of the skin.  The oxygen boosts the amount of oxygen in the skin which improves its circulation and ability to regenerate.  During the treatment, serums containing skin rejuvenating vitamins and minerals are also infused into the skin and the oxygen facilitates enhanced absorption and efficacy of the serums.   Following treatment, the skin often feels more hydrated and radiant.

Skin Oxygenation with the NowMi Treatment

The NowMi treatment takes a novel approach to skin oxygenation.  Rather than applying oxygen externally, it stimulates the body to produce oxygen from “within the body” in the treatment area.   The oxygenation uses a scientific principal called the “Bohr Effect” which states that when there is a high concentration of C02 in the body, it responds by sending 02 rich blood to the area.  During the NowMi treatment, a C02 rich environment is formed on the skin’s surface as a result of a chemical reaction between the effervescent tablet and the nourishing gel.  The body then oxygenates the area from within.

The NowMi Pro treatment oxygenates the skin from within
NowMi PRO using the Bohr Effect for skin oxygenation

During the NowMi treatment, the skin is infused with pure vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C is known for its anti-pigmentary attributes.  Here is the technical definition from the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology:  “Vitamin C also plays a role as an antipigmentation agent. It interacts with copper ions at tyrosinase-active sites and inhibits the action of the enzyme tyrosinase—the main enzyme responsible for the conversion of tyrosine into melanin—thereby decreasing melanin formation. A clinical study examining the effect of a topical formulation containing 25-percent vitamin C and a chemical penetration enhancer reported a significant decrease in pigmentation caused by melasma after 16 weeks”. In more layman’s terms, the vitamin C helps curb the production of melanin and also prevents its from reaching the skin’s surface.  As a result it reduces hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant that helps minimize skin discoloration.  It helps to minimize and protect against sun damage, liver spots and acne scars.  It has also been shown to lighten dark patches and even out the skin’s tone.

In addition to the oxygenation effect, the NowMi Pro treatment uses sonic energy.  The NowMi Pro device emits 6,000 sonic pulsations per minute which increases the efficiency of the oxygenation effect and also helps the nutrients to penetrate deep into the skin, optimizing the cell’s abortion of the active ingredients.

For more information on how the NowMi Pro treatment is used on darker skin tones, please watch the vlog created by blogger Sweet Angel


Dark skin tones are more sensitive to skin conditions involving the overproduction or underproduction of pigment.  Oxygen facials can help darker skin tones by infusing the skin with nourishing vitamins and minerals that protect against hyperpigmentation.  The NowMi treatment uses a novel technology to oxygenate the skin from within and infuses the skin with vitamin C and E which have anti-pigmentary qualities.