Oxygen therapy for face

Oxygen therapy for face | NowMi

Human cells require oxygen to survive. Without a steady supply of oxygen, the cells are damaged and eventually die. Oxygen therapy for the face boosts the oxygen levels in the cells which optimizes their performance. When the skin is oxygenated, it has a fresher and more youthful complexion.

The troubling reality is that our skin is oxygen deprived. Due to the industrial revolution and deforestation, it is estimated that the earth’s oxygen levels have decreased from 35% to as little as 17% in certain cities.  Our skin is constantly bombarded with pollution, smoke and sun damage which significantly hinder its supply of oxygen, and as a result, the facial skin ages prematurely.

Oxygen facials have been around for about 20 years.  Slowly but surely, they have become one of the most popular skincare treatments with top celebrities hailing them as their fountain of youth.  Madonna is one of the most vocal advocates, and other celebrities that use it include Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Channing Tatum, Jessica Biel, Miley Cyrus, Fergie and Robin Thicke. Victoria Beckham has been quoted as saying “there is nothing like oxygen treatment…it really helps you look and feel your best”.

Oxygen therapy for face treatments are calming and relaxing.  During treatment, an aesthetician uses a small pressure gun to deliver a stream of high-pressurized oxygen into the skin.  The average treatment lasts between half an hour to an hour.  Commonly, in addition to the oxygen, nourishing vitamins and minerals are infused into the skin to increase effectiveness and enhance treatment results.

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Traditional oxygen facial

What are the benefits of oxygen therapy for face?

When the facial skin cells receive the oxygen they need, their performance is optimized. This translates into:

1. Increased collagen production:  Collagen is the most important protein in the skin and provides it with firmness and elasticity.  Unfortunately, as we age, the amount of collagen produced by the body dramatically declines.  As a result, the skin starts to sag and wrinkles appear.  One of the key benefits of oxygen therapy treatments is that they stimulate the body to create new collagen.  This results in firmer facial skin and a marked reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Skin detoxification: On a daily level our skin is damaged by pollution, smoke and other extrinsic factors that contaminate the cells.  The oxygen helps increase the cells’ metabolism and clear away harmful waste. Once the waste is cleared, the cells are better able to repair themselves and also absorb nourishing vitamins and minerals. 

3. Faster cell turnover: Skin cells have a limited lifetime.  Once they die, they are replaced by new cells.  Oxygen plays a critical role in cell regeneration. It increases the rate at which new cells grow as well as the cell turnover rate.  The newer cells give the skin a fresher and more youthful appearance.

Immediately following a skin therapy treatment, your facial skin will feel tighter and it will have a natural glow.  By undergoing a series of treatments, you can slow down the skin aging process and limit the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

The NowMi oxygen therapy for face treatment

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NowMi Oxygen Facial

The NowMi treatment enables you to enjoy all of the benefits of a spa-quality oxygen facial in the comfort of your home.  Designed for today’s busy lifestyle, the treatment is simple to perform and takes only 5 minutes.  Just like a professional spa, the treatment includes 4 skincare action- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

1. Exfoliation: During exfoliation, the outermost layer of the skin is removed.  The exfoliation deeply cleanses the skin and clears away dead skin cells, dirt and makeup.  The exfoliation is performed using the NowMi effervescent tablet which has a coarse surface.  The tablet is mixed with the NowMi gel and is massaged into the skin.  Following the exfoliation, the facial skin cells are best able to absorb the nourishing vitamins and minerals. 

2. Nourishment:  The skin is nourished with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C plays an important role in the formation of collagen and helps the skin to repair itself. Vitamin E helps cells to regenerate and has anti-inflammatory properties.  Hyaluronic acid moisturizes the skin and prevents dehydration.

3. Oxygenation: Unlike professional spa treatments that infuse oxygen into the skin, the NowMi treatment oxygenates the skin from within!  The way it works is that the NowMi treatment stimulates the production of millions of carbon-dioxide microbubbles on the skin’s surface.  In response, the body sends oxygen-rich blood cells to the treatment area and oxygenates it from within.  The process is completely natural and is based on a scientific principle called the Bohr effect.

4. Protection:  Vitamin C and vitamin E are potent antioxidants that protect the skin from damaging free-radicals. Free radicals are “unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging”.  Free- radicals form as a result of sun exposure, pollution, cigarette smoke etc.  Vitamin’s C and E protect the skin and help it combat the free radicals.

The NowMi Pro treatment kit
The NowMi Pro treatment kit

Summary

Oxygen therapy for face treatments have been used for years to slow down the signs of aging and give the skin a beautiful and glowing complexion.  The treatments infuse the skin with oxygen which helps the skin cells function properly.  The NowMi treatment enables you to enjoy all of the benefits of a professional oxygen treatment in the comfort of your own home.  The treatment takes only 5 minutes and the skin rejuvenation results are outstanding.

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Skin recovery after quitting smoking

Our bodies are wondrous! Even after years of cigarette smoking, once you quit, your body immediately begins to heal.   One of the first places that you can see and feel the difference is your facial skin.  According to a study conducted in South Korea, marked improvements in the skin’s color can be measured within just four weeks!

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What happens to your skin after you quit smoking?

Once you quit smoking, your body starts to undo the damage caused by cigarettes.  Specifically,  

1. Vitamins are restored to the skin– When you smoke, your body is bombarded with toxins- carbon monoxide, tar, cyanide, formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals.  As a result, the brain sends a signal to divert vitamins away from your skin to other organs that need them more.  The skin is then deprived of nourishing vitamins, especially vitamin C, and it is unable to function properly.  This is manifested in premature aging, increased pigmentation and uneven skin tone.  Once you quit smoking, the skin’s supply of essential vitamins is restored and it begins to revitalize and repair itself.

2. The skin cells receive the oxygen they need– Our skin is made up of several layers- Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis.  When you smoke, the Nicotine reduces the blood flow, and this severely damages the Dermis. The Dermis is critical because it is the scaffold that gives the skin its firmness and resilience. Once the cells receive less oxygen, the skin tone changes and becomes paler and yellower.  It also becomes dryer and flakier and is more vulnerable to damaging external factors such as overexposure to the sun and pollution.  As soon as you quit smoking, the skin cells begin to receive the oxygen they need and start to function normally.  As mentioned above, within a month you should expect the color of your skin to improve.

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The three layers of the skin- Epidermis, Dermis and Hypodermis

3. The skin begins to produce normal quantities of collagen and elastin– Collagen and elastin are proteins which are vital to the skin. Collagen provides the skin with its strength and elastin is the source of its elasticity. When you smoke, these proteins are damaged by the toxin chemicals in tobacco smoke.  As a result, the skin begins to age prematurely.  Very commonly, fine lines and wrinkles form around the mouth because of the pursing of the lips during smoke inhalation, and wrinkles form around the eyes because of repeat squinting (the eyes close in order to keep out the smoke).  Once the body starts to produce new collagen and elastin the skin begins to look and feel better – it becomes firmer, tighter and regains its natural glow. 

Is the damage reversible?

Skin recovery after quitting smoking is a very individual process. It is a function of how many years you smoked, genetics, diet, level of sun exposure etc.  Here are some important skincare tips you should adopt once you have quit smoking:

1. Wear sunscreen– Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen will protect your skin and prevent the sun from destroying the new collagen in your skin.  

2. Nourish your skin– Apply creams and serums that contain antioxidants.  Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and vitamin E is incremental in skin healing.

3. Exfoliate frequently– Skin exfoliation removes dead skin cells and send a message to the brain to produce new collagen.

4. Consume fish-oil supplements– Omega 3 can help reduce inflammation, accelerate healing and help the Dermis retain more moisture.

Skin recovery after quitting smoking with the NowMi treatment

The NowMi treatment is the perfect solution if you want to revitalize your skin after you have quit smoking.   The NowMi Pro device performs two skin actions – daily cleansing and a weekly vitamin C infusing facial.  The treatment takes only 5 minutes and can be performed in the comfort of your home.

The NowMi Pro daily:

The NowMi Pro daily enables you to deeply cleanse your skin.  In addition to the cleansing gel, the NowMi Pro device uses sonic energy which emits 6,000 pulsations per second.  Combined they ensure that each pore is thoroughly cleansed.  In addition to the cleansing action, the NowMi gel infuses the skin with vitamins E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals which strengthen and revitalize it.

The NowMi Pro treatment kit - Daily
The NowMi Pro for daily cleansing

The NowMi Pro Weekly:

The NowMi Pro weekly performs 4 skincare actions – exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

Exfoliation: The skin is deeply exfoliated using an effervescent tablet.  The tablet is combined with the nourishing gel and easily glides over the skin.  The exfoliation stimulates the production of collagen and also removes all dead skin cells, dirt and oil.   Most importantly, it sends a message to the brain to produce more collagen.

Nourishment:  The NowMi treatment infuses the skin with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.  After you quit smoking, the best thing you can do for your skin is replenish its supply of these active ingredients which enable it to heal and reinvigorate itself.

The vitamin C found in the NowMi treatment has the highest degree of potency. The reason is that it is vacuum packed and shielded from air and water. If vitamin C is exposed to air or water, it loses its effectiveness, and you should be cautious of vitamin C products that come in reusable bottles or tubes.  Vitamin C works wonders on the skin- it is incremental in the production of collagen, it limits the formation of pigmentation and it gives the skin a young and glowing appearance. 

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin and helps it heal.   It also hydrates the skin and reduces scars.

Hyaluronic acid is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water and plays a major role in keeping the skin moist and lubricated.

Oxygenation:  When you smoke, your facial skin cells are deprived of oxygen.  To counter this, the NowMi treatment enables you to deeply oxygenate the cells “from within”.  The treatment uses a scientific principle called the Bohr effect.  The Bohr effect states that when the body needs to ward off an excess amount of carbon dioxide, it does so by using oxygen.  Therefore, during the NowMi treatment, a layer of carbon dioxide bubbles is produced on the skin.  As a result, the body sends oxygen-rich cells to the treatment area and by default oxygenates all of the cells.  This process is completely natural and pain-free and reinvigorates the skin cells.  It also enables them to best absorb the infused nutrients.

Protection: Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin.  By replenishing the skin’s supply of these vitamins, the skin is able to fight free radicals and limit damage caused by sun exposure.

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Summary:

Skin recovery after quitting smoking can be relatively fast. Within a few weeks, its coloration improves and slowly it begins to feel softer and smoother. In order to expedite the healing process, you should nourish it with reinvigorating vitamins.  Additionally, by increasing the amount of oxygen in the cells, you can help them function normally.  The NowMi treatment enables you to do all of this in a fast and simple home-based treatment.  Try it today and see the difference for yourself.

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Oxygen Infusion Facial

NowMi oxygen infusion facial

Today’s fast-paced life takes its toll on our skin. It is constantly exposed to air pollution, air conditioners that dry one’s skin, hot and cold weather which dries and tightens the skin and even makeup which blocks the pores for several hours at a time. All of these conditions that we live with on a daily basis prevent our skin from absorbing the oxygen that it needs to shine. The skin contracts and prevents enough oxygen from entering the skin.

Oxygen infusion facials give your skin the extra oxygen that it needs. The skin and lungs are the only organs that absorb oxygen from the air as well as from the bloodstream.  Oxygen is absorbed in every skin layer of the epidermis and the dermis. This oxygen is critical in helping the skin to maintain itself on an ongoing basis.

Traditional Oxygen Infusion Facial

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Traditional oxygen facial

Traditional oxygen infusion facials are performed at a spa with a special machine. First, the skin is cleaned from dry cells and whatever other wastes may have accumulated. An aesthetician passes over your face and actually blows oxygen onto your face with a pen-like blowing machine.  Cream and serums containing vitamins and minerals are then used to replenish life-giving nutrients to the skin.

Spas provide oxygen infusion facials which last from 30 minutes to an hour. In order to maintain the skin’s quality the recommended treatment plan is one a week for the first six weeks and then maintenance treatments once a month. However, one could also have the treatment just before a big event, such as a wedding, anniversary, or business meeting where you are presenting in front of a group. At spas and beauty salons, the facials usually run between $80 and $300 for all or part of the treatment.  Many famous celebrities swear by the oxygen infusion facial, including Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Jessica Biel, Miley Cyrus, Channing Tatum, and Fergie Thicke.

The NowMi Oxygen Infusion Facial

NowMi Pro anti-aging vitamin C oxygen facial
NowMi Oxygen Facial

The NowMi oxygen infusion facial is perfect for treating damaged skin, whether it is dry, oily or just lackluster. The treatment is also convenient because you can do it yourself at home and it can be completed in five minutes.

The NowMi treatment performs four skincare actions at the same time: exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection. The treatment also uses Sonic energy which enhances the effectiveness of each action.

Exfoliation

The NowMi oxygen infusion facial starts with exfoliating the skin.  The exfoliation cleans and removes all dirt, makeup residue and oil.  This cleansing is important because our skin is exposed to pollution and air contaminants that clog the pores.  It is also important for people suffering from acne outbreaks since it limits the development of blackheads. Most importantly, the facial exfoliation removes the dead cells on the outer layer of the facial skin, and prepares the skin to absorb the infused nutrients.

Nourishment

After the skin has been exfoliated, it is highly receptive to the infusion of nourishing vitamins and minerals. An effervescent tablet containing vitamin C is used to penetrate the skin’s dermal layer and nourish the cells. Unlike other vitamin C rich products, the effervescent tablet is vacuum sealed which ensures that its potency isn’t harmed.  Simultaneously, the vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid contained in the NowMi lubricant gel are infused into the skin.

Oxygenation

Unlike traditional facial treatments in which the oxygen is externally infused into the skin, the NowMi treatment stimulates the body to oxygenate itself from within! It does this based on a scientific principle called the Bohr effect.  The Bohr effect states that when the body has an excess amount of carbon dioxide, it counters with oxygen. The NowMi treatment stimulates a chemical reaction on the skin’s surface that creates a rich carbon dioxide environment, and the body then sends oxygen-rich blood cells to the treatment area.

Protection

The NowMi oxygen infusion facial treatment replenishes the skin’s vitamin C and E supply which enables the skin to both protect itself and also to repair damage caused by free radicals.

The NowMi Pro weekly treatment kit
The NowMi Pro kit
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Summary

Oxygen infusion facials are a great way to care for your skin. They ensure that your skin is thoroughly cleansed, hydrated and nourished which are key elements in any skincare regimen. The NowMi treatment enables you to enjoy all of the benefits of a professional spa oxygen treatment with a clinically proven, home-use device. Best of all, treatment takes only five minutes and you can do it anywhere, anytime.

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Skincare for Smokers

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Cigarette smoke takes its toll on facial skin.  The chemicals inhaled inhibit the amount of oxygen the skin cells receive which makes the skin appear duller and paler. Nicotine itself causes the skin to dehydrate and have a dry look and feel, and the repetitive cigarette puckering action causes small lines to form around the mouth. However, with the right skincare for smokers routine you can limit the negative effects of cigarette smoke on your skin! The key lies in nourishing and hydrating it.

Revitalize your skin with vitamin C

When you smoke, you inhale over 4,000 harmful chemicals.  The chemicals cause the body to produce fewer red blood cells and reduce the oxygen flow in the body.   

One of the manifestations of this is the narrowing of the capillaries. Capillaries are the smallest vessels in the body.  They play an important function – they transfer oxygen and other nutrients and minerals from the bloodstream to tissues in the body and collect carbon dioxide and waste materials from the cells.  Once the capillaries narrow, the blood’s circulation is hindered. This leads to slower cell healing and may cause cell death.  Frequently, the cells don’t receive enough oxygen and nutrients which causes the skin to lose its glow and become duller and discolored. 

Furthermore, the lack of nutrients often results in the formation of dark spots on the facial skin.  For example, the skin is less able to protect itself from sun damage and sunspots appear more easily.  

The chemicals also harm the collagen and elastin in the skin.  Collagen and elastin are the main proteins that provide the skin with strength and elasticity.  When they weaken, the skin begins to wrinkle and sag.

In order to counter these predicaments, what you need is vitamin C! Vitamin C is a miraculous vitamin that:

  • Helps the skin create new collagen and prevents degradation of existing collagen.  The collagen firms the skin and prevents premature aging. It also enables the body to repair itself from damage caused by cigarette smoke.
  • Restores the skin’s vitality.  The vitamin provides the skin with a youthful and radiant appearance.
  • Limits the formation of unwanted pigmentation and provides facial skin with a more even and uniform texture.
  • Protects the skin.  Vitamin C helps the skin fight free-radicals and limits the formation of sunspots.
NowMi treatment infuses pure vitamin C
Vitamin C revitalizes and the skin

Counter dehydration with Hyaluronic Acid

Nicotine is diuretic.  This means that it stimulates the body to increase its production of urine which in-turn promotes dehydration.  In addition, as mentioned above, the facial skin cells receive less oxygen and nutrients which results in drier skin.

One of the best ways to hydrate your skin is by infusing it with Hyaluronic acid.  Hyaluronic acid is an essential chemical naturally produced by the body. Its primary function is to retain water and it can hold 1,000 times its weight in water!   It helps facial skin cells remain moist and hydrated which gives the skin a supple complexion.

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Counter dehydration with Hyaluronic Acid

Exfoliate to prevent the formation of blackheads

Cigarette smoke clogs up the pores and causes blackheads.  The T-zone, which is the area of the face that runs across the forehead and down its center, is especially susceptible. It is therefore important to cleanse your face daily and exfoliate it on a weekly basis. 

The NowMi Treatment- the best skincare for smokers

The NowMi Pro facial treatment is an excellent solution that can minimize facial skin damage caused by smoking.  The NowMi Pro skincare for smokers routine consists of two parts- daily facial cleansing and a weekly nourishing facial.

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Daily cleansing:  The NowMi cleansing gel thoroughly cleanses the skin.  It is used in combination with sonic energy which exponentially increases the effectiveness of the gel and ensures that each pore is deeply cleansed. In addition, the cleansing gel infuses the skin with vitamins E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals which strengthen and revitalize it.

The NowMi Pro weekly treatment kit
The NowMi Pro kit

Weekly facial:

The NowMi Pro facial treatment performs 4 actions simultaneously- skin exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection

1. Exfoliation– During exfoliation, the outermost layer of the skin is removed. The exfoliation clears away all dirt (including cigarette smoke residue), makeup and dead skin cells.

2. Nourishment– The NowMi treatment infuses the skin with pure vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.

  • Vitamin C: The vitamin C is delivered in the form of an effervescent tablet.  Unlike other vitamin C enriched serums and creams, the vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is sealed until use.  This guarantees the most potent delivery of the vitamin.  The reason is that once vitamin C is exposed to air or light it is damaged and loses its effectiveness. More than any other vitamin, vitamin C can revitalize and repair damaged facial skin cells.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin to protect itself against cigarette smoke, pollution, UV rays and more. The skin contains more vitamin E than any other nutrient. Vitamin E has many anti-aging benefits and also hydrates the skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid prevents skin dehydration and provides it with a supple and healthy look.

3. Oxygenation– the NowMi skincare for smokers treatment can give your skin what it needs the most- oxygen!  The NowMi treatment uses a scientific principle called the Bohr effect to stimulate the body to send oxygen rich blood to the treatment area. The NowMi treatment creates a carbon dioxide rich environment on the skin’s surface and the body responds by infusing the cells with oxygen.  The added oxygen reinvigorates the skin’s cells and increases circulation.

4. Protection – Vitamin C and E protect the skin from damaging extrinsic factors such as UV rays, cigarette smoke and pollution.  By replenishing the skin’s supply of these vitamins you can reduce the amount of damage caused to the facial skin.

Conclusion:

Smoking harms the facial skin and changes its complexion. It causes it to look dull and dry as well as age prematurely. These effects can be significantly reduced by deeply cleansing the skin and infusing it with vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid.  The NowMi skincare for smokers routine does just this.  Best of all, treatment takes only 5 minutes and can be performed in the comfort of your home.

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