Oily skin in wintertime

oily facial skin in wintertime

Our skin is sensitive.  It is sensitive to changes in temperature, humidity, climate etc. For this reason, it is important to be aware of our skin type and to adjust our skin care routine if we notice that there is a difference in the way our skin looks and feels. A classic example of this is taking care of oily skin in wintertime.  The cold weather, reduced humidity and constant change between heated and unheated environments take their toll on the facial skin.   So here are a few tips on how to take care of oily skin in wintertime.

Tips for caring for oily skin in wintertime

1. Wash: During the winter, humidity levels drop because cold air holds less moisture than warm air.  Because of this, you might feel that your skin is less oily, and you may use less blotting paper on your facial skin than in the summer. However, chances are that your sebaceous oil glands are still producing an excess amount of oil and because of the changes in the weather it just feels different. Therefore, you still need to manage the excess oil, and in order to do so, it is recommended that you wash your face twice a day.  If you feel that your skin is more delicate during the winter months, choose a creamy face wash over a harsh medical cleanser.  

Woman washing her oily face
Washing your face daily to limit oiliness on the skin

2. Exfoliate: The excess oil on your skin often clogs up your pores.  Not only that, the oil mixes with dirt and dead skin cells on the skin’s surface which leads to pimples, blackheads, acne etc.  By regularly exfoliating your skin you can deeply cleans it and remove all excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells.  The exfoliation enables the skin to maintain a healthy texture and eliminates the “shiny” look it may have. It is recommended to limit exfoliation treatments to 1-3 times per week in order to avoid rashes.

3.  Moisturize:  Even though it may seem that because oily skin produces more sebum than normal facial skin you don’t need to add moisture, you do!  Since you are cleansing it often, it is important to make sure it is moisturized and balanced.  If not, the body will only produce more sebum to compensate to the perceived dryness.  It is recommended to use a water-based moisturizer and not an oil based one since oil-based products can make your skin oilier.

4. Apply sunscreen: Even though it is winter, it is very important to protect your skin from the sun.  Overexposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays can cause the skin to dry, and in response the body produces even more sebum.   The UV rays also contribute to premature aging of the facial skin and disrupt the production of collagen and elastin.

5. Hydrate and eat healthy: Maintaining a healthy diet does wonders for your skin. It is recommended to drink between 8-10 glasses of water a day in order to keep your body hydrated and to clear away toxins and bacteria from the body.  The foods you eat also play a critical role in how your skin looks.  If you suffer from oily skin try to avoid greasy and oily foods and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The NowMi treatment for oily skin

The NowMi Pro vitamin C oxygen facial treatment for oily skin in wintertime

The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment enables you to easily care for your oily skin in wintertime.  With the NowMi Pro device you can:

1. Deeply cleans your skin on a daily basis

2. Exfoliate it on a weekly basis

3. Moisturize it with vitamins and minerals to ensure it is hydrated and balanced

4. Protect against damaging UV rays

The NowMi Pro device performs 2 actions- daily facial skin cleansing and weekly skin rejuvenation. 

Daily cleansing:

The NowMi Pro treatment kit - Daily
NowMi daily cleansing

The NowMi Pro enables you to deeply cleanse your skin on a daily basis and get rid of accumulated oil (most people with oily skin usually need to cleanse their face at least twice).

The NowMi Pro has a designated surface with soft silicone micro-fingers. Onto this surface you apply the NowMi cleansing gel and then massage it into your face.

The NowMi Pro device uses sonic energy to enhance the cleansing effect. The device issues 6,000 pulsations per minute which helps the cleansing gel to penetrate all of the pores and thoroughly cleanse them. It has been scientifically shown that cleansing your facial skin with sonic energy is up to six times more effective than washing your face with your hands.

The cleansing gel not only cleanses the skin, it also infuses it with vitamins E, B3 and B5 and Dead Sea minerals which nourish and hydrate it. Here is a short description of what they do:  

  • Vitamin B5: Also known as Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B5 deeply hydrates the skin and helps it absorb moisture from the air.  It also plays a role in promoting skin softness and smoothness.  Most importantly it has skin rejuvenation and repair attributes.
  • Vitamin B3: Vitamin B3 is a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin protect itself damaging UV rays. It blocks the transport of melanin and therefore reduces hyperpigmentation. The vitamin is also known for its anti-aging qualities since it reduces wrinkles and limits the formation of pigmentation spots.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is renowned for its antioxidant capabilities. It protects the skin from free radicals caused by UV rays and other extrinsic factors such as smoke and pollution. The skin contains high levels of vitamin E which emphasizes its key role in nourishing and protecting the skin. Vitamin E is also known for slowing down the signs of aging, hydrating the skin and reducing scars.
  • Dead Sea minerals: The Dead Sea, located in Israel, is known for its therapeutic minerals. The minerals most often used to treat the skin are zinc, calcium, chloride and sodium chloride.

Weekly facial:

The NowMi Pro vitamin C oxygen facial treatment kit
The NowMi Pro weekly treatment

The NowMi Pro weekly facial does wonders for oily skin. The treatment consists of four actions performed simultaneously: skin exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.  The effectiveness of the treatment is greatly improved by sonic energy which optimizes each action.  The best part about the NowMi Pro treatment is that it enables you to perform a spa-quality treatment in the comfort of your own home in only 5 minutes!

1. Sonic exfoliation:   The exfoliation is performed using the NowMi vitamin C effervescent tablet which has a slightly coarse texture. When the tablet is massaged into the skin, it gently exfoliates it and removes all excess oil, dead skin cells, makeup residue and dirt. The exfoliation also opens up the pores and enables the optimal absorption of the active ingredients.

2. Sonic Nourishment:  During the NowMi Pro treatment, the skin is infused with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C is ideal for oily skin since it nourishes and hydrates it. It is also a highly effective anti-aging antioxidant that protects the skin from sun damage and other extrinsic facts such as pollution and dirt. Furthermore, vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory nutrient that prevents skin aggravation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E plays an important role in skin hydration, nourishment and healing. The vitamin helps to calm the skin and prevents the formation of scars. Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the skin from photoaging and premature aging of the skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid: The primary function of Hyaluronic acid is to lock in moisture and prevent skin dehydration. As mentioned above, it is important to cleanse the skin but not to strip it of moisture. The Hyaluronic plays a major role in keeping the skin moist and well lubricated and preventing it from drying out.

3. Sonic Oxygenation: The NowMi Pro uses a scientific principle known as the ‘Bohr Effect’ to naturally oxygenate the skin ‘from within’.  The Bohr Effect states that when the skin has a high concentration of C02, the body responds by sending oxygen to the treatment area.

During the NowMi Pro treatment, the chemical reaction between the vitamin C effervescent tablet and the lubricant gel creates a rich C02 environment on the surface of the skin.  In response, the body sends oxygen-rich blood cells to the face. As a result of the oxygenation, the active ingredients are optimally infused into the cells.

 4. Sonic Protection:  The #1 cause of aging skin is overexposure to the sun. The NowMi Pro infuses the skin with vitamin C and E which are highly effective antioxidants. When the skin contains high levels of these vitamins it can protect itself from the damaging effects of UV rays and prevent premature skin wrinkling, sagging and pigmentation.


If you suffer from oily skin in wintertime, the NowMi treatment can be an ideal solution for you.  The treatment enables you to deeply cleans your skin on a daily basis, exfoliate it on a weekly basis, keep it highly moisturized and also protect it from harmful UV rays.  Best of all, the treatment takes only 5 minutes and you can perform it in the comfort of your home.  Try it today!

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Personal Skin Oxygenation Treatment

NowMi personal oxygenation treatment

Loving how our skin looks and feels is so important.  When it looks young and radiant, we are filled with confidence and we put our best foot forward.  Personal skin oxygenation treatments are a great way to take care of our skin.  They correct damage caused by overexposure to the sun, slow down the signs of aging and rectify skin imperfections.  Personal skin oxygenation treatments have been adopted by celebrities the world over who swear by them and they are a must in any well-established spa.

What are Personal Skin Oxygenation Treatments?

Oxygen is vital to the body.  Without oxygen skin cells die. The principal behind oxygen facials is that the more oxygen is in the cells, the better they function.  Skin cells that are fully oxygenated result in healthier and more rejuvenated skin.  

The personal skin oxygenation treatment is quite simple.  A cosmetician uses a special device to apply pure, pressurized oxygen onto the skin. The oxygen penetrates the skin and oxygenates the cells.  When the treatment was first introduced almost 20 years ago, only oxygen was infused.  Today however, different serums are also infused which significantly increase the effectiveness of the treatments.  These serums include vitamins, minerals, essential nutrients, and botanical extracts.

oxygenation treatment
Traditional oxygenation treatment

What are the benefits of personal skin oxygenation treatments?

1. Instantly brightens and plumps the skin
2. Immediately clams the skin after any procedure
3. Eliminates bacteria and reduces inflammation (critical for those suffering from active acne or acne scars)
4. Stimulates the production of collagen which results in firmer and more elastic skin

There are no side effects to the treatment and it is effective on all skin types.  Best of all, there is no downtime and you can immediately go back to your daily routine.

Treatment varieties

There are different types of oxygen facials.  Here are a few of the commonly available treatments:

1. Clarify treatments are ideal for normal to oily or acne prone skin. The main ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate.  These treatments are designed to target impurities and irritation of the skin.  They clear away oil build-up, deeply cleans the skin and leave it refined and clarified.

2. Hydrating treatments are designed for normal to dry, dehydrated or mature skin types. The treatments use Hyaluronic acid and purified water to intensely hydrate the skin.  It also lifts and tones the skin.   

3. Vitamin treatments use a mixture of vitamin C, E and Octapeptide.  They are suitable for all skin types and effective in treating photoaged or sun damaged skin.  The treatment combats the signs of aging by providing antioxidant protection and increasing the production of collagen.

The NowMi Personal Skin Oxygenation Treatment

The NowMI oxygen facial treatment
The NowMi Oxygen Facial Treatment

The NowMi personal skin oxygenation treatment takes oxygen treatments to a whole new level.  Instead of externally applying oxygen onto the skin,  the treatment causes the body to ‘oxygenate itself from within’.  The NowMi treatment stimulates a natural reaction called the Bohr effect.  The Bohr effect states that if a carbon dioxide (C02) rich environment is formed on the skin, the body responds by sending oxygen (02) rich blood cells to the area. So during treatment, the NowMi device creates a chemical reaction on the skin that forms millions of C02 bubbles and the body rushes in 02 to the rescue. (The oxygen gives the skin all of the benefits listed above.)

During treatment the skin is infused with pure vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from sun damage and help reverse damage caused by UV rays and other extrinsic factors. Vitamin C in particular is integral in the production of collagen and it helps firm and revitalize the skin.  Hyaluronic acid restores moisture to the skin and provides it with a healthy and plump appearance.  

The major advantage of the NowMi treatment is it offers a spa quality treatment in home-use device!  For the first time ever, you can enjoy a top-end spa treatment in the comfort of your own home.  Just like a spa, the treatment performs several actions- skin exfoliation, nourishment and oxygenation.  The NowMi also includes skin protection.  Since pure vitamin C is infused into the skin, the vitamin protects the skin from free-radicals formed by sun exposure.

Designed for today’s busy lifestyle, the NowMi treatment enables you to save valuable time and money.  You can perform the treatment anywhere, anytime.  It takes only 5 minutes and costs a fraction of its spa equivalent.

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Skin tightening facials

woman after skin tightening
Photo by Vinicius Wiesehofer

Skin tightening facials are an excellent way to slow down the signs of aging.  While there are many skin tightening alternatives out there- from invasive surgical procedures to aggressive peels, more and more people are opting for non-invasive and more natural looking treatments.  The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment is a spa quality skin tightening facial that infuses the skin with pure vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.  These ingredients help the skin to remain tight and moisturized and looking its best. 

It’s all about the collagen

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body.  It is found in high concentrations in connective tissues- tissues that make up major body parts such as tendons, ligaments, muscles and skin.  Within the skin, its primary function is to provide support and strength. Collagen anchors cells to each other (like glue) and it also forms fibril strands that work as supporting structures of the skin.  An analogy can be made between collagen and a house.  Collagen is like a frame of a house which supports the walls.  If the frame is weak, the house cannot stand, and the walls begin to crack and fall.

We are born with an abundance of collagen in our skin.  However, with age, our body produces less and less collagen.  The decrease in production occurs in our mid 20’s.  After we hit 30, it dramatically declines at a rate of 1-2% per annum.  As a result of the decrease in collagen, the skin begins to sag and wrinkles form.  This natural aging process is usually expedited by the fact that our skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, pollution, cigarette smoke etc. all of which damage the collagen in the skin.

Restoring collagen in the skin

The good news is that collagen can be restored by stimulating the body to create new collagen. A major way of achieving this is by infusing the skin with vitamin C. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production.   It has been shown to play a key role in collagen synthesis (a complex set of chemical reactions required to create collagen) since it is responsible for binding cells together during the creation of collagen.  If there isn’t an adequate supply of vitamin C, the body is unable to create, store or produce more collagen.  

the NowMi treatment uses pure vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant

In addition, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the formation of free-radicals.  Free radicals are formed on the skin as a result of overexpose to sunlight and other extrinsic factors such as pollution.  The free-radicals age the skin and cause premature aging and wrinkling.

The NowMi treatment infuses the skin with the purest level of vitamin C.  It helps to restore the skin’s lost vitamin C supply and therefore enables it to create new collagen and repair damaged skin cells.  Unlike other vitamin C products on the market, the vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is sealed until use.  This guarantees that it maintains the highest level of potency.  As an aside it is important to note that if vitamin C is exposed to air or light, it potency dramatically decreases and it becomes ineffective.  Therefore, many vitamin C serums that are marketed in tubes or lotions don’t work.

In order to ensure that the vitamin C properly penetrates the skin, the NowMi treatment exfoliates the skin.  The exfoliation cleanses the skin and peels away the outermost layer of the skin. Furthermore, once the vitamin C is infused, it is optimally absorbed by the skin’s cells because of a unique skin oxygenation process stimulated by the NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment.  The NowMi treatment stimulates the body to “oxygenate itself from within”.  This means that it triggers the body to send oxygen rich blood cells to the treatment area.  When the cells have more oxygen, they can best absorb and process vitamins and minerals. 

Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E

In addition to the vitamin C, the NowMi treatment infuses the skin with Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.  Hyaluronic acid is a must for any skin tightening facial. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and it binds water to the collagen.  In this manner, it plays an incremental role in ensuring the skin remains moisturized.  As with collagen, with age, the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin dramatically decline leaving the skin vulnerable to dehydration and sagging.  Fortunately, the NowMi treatment infuses the skin with hyaluronic acid which helps it appear tighter and more supple.

Last by not least, the NowMi treatment penetrates vitamin E into the skin. In addition to being a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin compact the harmful effects of UV rays, Vitamin E allows for the long-lasting moisture retention between the skin cells.  It plays a critical role in keeping lipids fresh in the skin and helps keep its protective layer intact.  According to celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau vitamin E “can help seal up little cracks created in the skin’s barrier that can cause moisture to escape and leave the skin feeling tight and dry.” 

nowmi pro vitamin C oxygen facial for skin tightening treatment
The NowMi Pro facial skin tightening treatment


Lax skin is a natural part of the aging process and occurs primarily because of a decline in the amount of collagen in the facial skin.  Skin tightening facials infuse the skin with collagen producing vitamins and mineral.  The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment is an advanced, at-home, skin tightening facial that nourishes the skin with vitamin C, E and hyaluronic acid.  These active ingredients stimulate the production of new collagen and ensure the skin is moisturized.  As a result, the skin is tightened and wrinkles and fine lines are reduced. 


Skin Lightening Facial

As we age, more and more blemishes appear on our skin. These can be caused by sun damage, hormonal changes, medicine etc. The good news is that skin lightening facials can restore the skin to its original tone by eliminating the unwanted pigmentation. The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment uses a completely natural solution based on high concentration pure vitamin C to lighten the facial skin.  Research has shown that vitamin can reduce and eliminate blemishes and also prevent their formation in the first place.

Skin lightening treatments NowMi
Skin Lightening Treatments

How are blemishes formed?

There are many different types of skin blemishes.  When talking about skin lightening treatments, we are referring only to blemishes caused by the accumulation of melanin on the facial skin.  Melanin is a pigment that determines the color of the skin. If the skin has high concentrations of melanin it will be dark, and if it has low concentrations, it will be light. Hyperpigmentation refers to situations in which the skin produces too much melanin. As a result, dark spots or patches appear on the skin.  Hyperpigmentation is a very common skin condition and it affects people of all skin types- from very fair skin to very dark skin.

One of the major causes of hyperpigmentation is overexposure to sunlight. In such situations, the melanin in the skin absorbs the sun’s harmful UV rays and thus protects the rest of the skin from sun damage. As a result, blemishes are formed, and existing freckles and other darkened skin areas become even darker.

Another cause of hyperpigmentation is hormonal changes.  During puberty and pregnancy when the body experiences large hormonal changes, hyperpigmentation spots can form.  Hormonal medication such as birth control can also stimulate hyperpigmentation.  These spots are usually known as Melasma spots and are larger than spots caused by sun damage.  They appear as blotchy patches on the face, usually on the cheeks, nose and forehead.

Hyperpigmentation can also form if the skin is injured.  For example, following cuts or burns, the skin is inflamed, and darker skin can form in the area.  Similarly, acne scars can form dark spots on the skin’s surface.

The good news is that it has never been easier to undo damage caused by hyperpigmentation. A wide variety of products have been developed that clear away unwanted pigmentation and provide the skin with a more even tone. The main active ingredients in these products are: vitamin C, Arbutin, Retinol, or Kojic Acid. Hydroquinone used to be commonly used but it is not prohibited in most countries).

The NowMi treatment for skin lightening

The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment is a highly effective skin lightening facial that enables you to safely and effectively lighten your skin.  The 4-in-1 treatment performs 4 actions simultaneously- skin exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

During the skin exfoliation stage, the outermost layer of the skin is gently removed.  This layer includes dead skin cells, dirt and oil as well as darkened skin cells.  As a result, the level of hyperpigmentation is reduced.

Simultaneously, the facial skin is infused with vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which plays a critical role in combating hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C helps to inhibit the production of the tyrosinase enzyme – the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin.  It is also known for its ability to lighten pigmentation without affecting the rest of the skin.  

The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment is unique since it stimulates the skin to ‘oxygenate itself from within’.  This means that the body sends oxygen rich blood cells to the treatment area.  As a result, the vitamin C is optimally absorbed by the skin cells and its effect is maximized.

The protection phase is all about prevention.  Vitamin C is the most prevalent antioxidant in the human skin. However, with age, the level of vitamin C in the skin dramatically reduces and aged skin has 70% less vitamin C compared to young skin. As the concentrations decrease, the skin becomes more vulnerable to sun damage and other extrinsic factors which damage it. The NowMi treatment replenishes the skin’s vitamin C supply which enables protect itself from UV rays and prevent the formation of sun spots.

Skin lightening with the NowMi treatment
Skin lightening with the NowMi treatment – after 6 weekly treatments


Skin lightening is a very popular treatment that helps your skin look clear and glowing.  The treatment reduces sun spots, age spots and other blemishes caused by hyperpigmentation. The NowMi treatment uses pure vitamin C to lighten the skin and give it an even tone.  Best of all, you can perform the treatment at home in only 5 minutes, and it costs much less than its spa equivalent.  Try it today!

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