Oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging

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Oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging have been around for almost 20 years and are considered the ‘gold standard’ maintenance treatment for aging facial skin.  Top celebrities swear by them and many people undergo an oxygen facial before a special event.  The oxygen facials give the skin a glowing and healthy look, tighten the skin, and slow down the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

Until now, oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging have only been available in professional spas.  However, the NowMi vitamin C anti-aging oxygen facial treatment has taken oxygen facials to the next level and it enables individuals to perform an effective, spa-quality, anti-aging facial treatment at home in only 5 minutes!  

The secret behind the success of oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging

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Traditional oxygen facial

Oxygen facial treatments are highly effective for two reasons.  First, they infuse aging facial skin with much needed oxygen which reinvigorates the skin’s cells.  Second, most oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging include powerful serums that nourish and protect the skin.

Oxygen is vital for all cells, and without an adequate supply of oxygen, the cells die.  Young skin usually receives all the oxygen it needs from the body and from the environment.  However, with age, aging facial skin loses its capacity to use and retain oxygen.  This hinders its normal metabolic processes and results in premature facial skin aging.

When the cells are oxygenated, the oxygen:

Increases cell metabolism:  As soon as the cells receive adequate amounts of oxygen, their functionality peaks.  This means that they can easily clear away waste, repair damage, and best absorb vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, the oxygen boosts circulation and stimulates cell turnover which leaves the skin looking plump and revitalized.

Increases collagen production: The oxygen stimulates the body to produce new collagen.  Collagen is the most important protein in the skin and is responsible for providing it with strength and elasticity. With age, the amount of collagen in the skin dramatically reduces.  As a result of the collagen boost, the skin becomes firmer and tighter and the amount of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin reduces.

There are a wide variety of serums used to slow down the signs of aging.  The most common ingredients are vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C plays a critical role in skin renewal and protection. It is a highly effective antioxidant that curbs free-radicals and prevents them from damaging and aging the skin. The main advantages of the vitamin are:  

  • Anti-aging effect
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Anti-pigmentary effect
  • Skin protection
Vitamin C reinvigorates the skin

Vitamin E:  Vitamin E plays a key role in nourishing and protecting the skin. Like vitamin C, it is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from premature skin aging caused by free-radicals. Vitamin E is known for the following qualities:

  • Anti-aging
  • Skin hydration
  • Scar reduction

Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and helps the skin to remain moist and supple. Its main advantages are:

  • Skin hydration
  • Wound healing

The NowMi Oxygen Facial Treatment for Anti-Aging

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

In traditional oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging, oxygen is infused into the skin using a high-pressure gun.  The oxygen stream is applied all over the face and is often mixed with anti-aging serums. The NowMi treatment uses an entirely different mechanism that triggers the body to oxygenate itself from within

The NowMi oxygenation process uses a scientific principle known as the “Bohr effect”. The principle dictates that when there is an abnormally large concentration of carbon dioxide on the skin, the body counters it by sending oxygen-rich cells to the region.  Therefore, during the NowMi treatment, a carbon dioxide rich surface is created on the skin by mixing the NowMi vitamin C effervescent tablet with the lubricant gel.  When combined, a chemical reaction occurs which produces millions of carbon dioxide bubbles.  In response, the body sends oxygenated cells to the treatment area.  The process is completely natural and feels amazing.

Just like a professional oxygen facial treatment for anti-aging, the skin is infused with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acids.  These vitamins nourish the skin and slow down the signs of aging.

In order to ensure that the vitamins optimally penetrate the cells, the skin is exfoliated.  The exfoliation removes the outermost layer of the skin that includes dead skin cells, dirt and oil, and leaves it fresh and glowing.

Finally, the NowMi treatment protects the skin from future skin damage. Since the skin is infused with vitamins C and E which are powerful antioxidants, the skin is able to protect itself from UV rays and other damaging extrinsic factors.

The NowMi vitamin C anti-aging oxygen facial has been tested by a third party GLP laboratory and proven to be clinically effective.


We all want to slow down the signs of aging and enjoy youthful and glowing skin.  Professional oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging have proven to be highly effective, and now you can enjoy the same results with an easy to use home skincare device.  The NowMi treatment takes only 5 minutes and best of all, costs a fraction of the price of its spa equivalent. 


Oily Skin Facial Treatment

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Many people suffer from oily skin. Research shows that between 40-55% of adults aged 20-40 have oily skin.  The good news is that in most cases it is very manageable.  If you adopt a skincare routine that includes deep cleansing and proper moisturizing, you can keep the levels of oil on your face balanced, and enjoy healthy and radiant skin.

What is oily skin?

Our skin produces oil in order to keep it supple and moisturized. If it doesn’t produce enough oil our skin becomes dry, and if it produces too much, it becomes oily. In scientific terms, the oil is called sebum and it is made by the sebaceous glands located within the skin. 

The oil is secreted through the pores. In balanced skin, the oil lubricates the skin and removes dead skin cells and other waste from the pores.  However, if the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, the skin has a shiny appearance and often the pores become clogged (often leading to pimples and acne).  

Sebaceous gland

Oily skin is largely genetically determined.  If one of your parents has oily skin, chances are you will too.  In some cases, oily skin develops as a result of hormonal changes- puberty, pregnancy and menopause influence the sebaceous glands and they can become more active during these periods.

How to care for oily skin?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends the following tips for caring for oily skin.

  1. Wash your face regularly. It is recommended to wash your face at least twice a day in order to remove the excess oil.  It is important that the cleansing is thorough yet gentle.  If you scrub your skin too hard you can irritate it or dry it out.  This can lead to the body creating even more sebum in an attempt to keep the facial skin moisturized. 

  2. Use blotting papers.  Blotting papers help to absorb the excess oil on your face.  Make sure not to rub the paper on your face since this just spreads the oil to other areas.

  3. Choose facial skincare products that are ‘oil-free’ and ‘noncomedogenic’ and avoid alcohol-based cleansers.  Noncomedogenic means that the products have been formulated so that they don’t block the pores.  By choosing water-based vs. oil-based products, you can decrease the amount of oil on your face. Alcohol can irritate and dry out your skin so it is best to avoid alcohol-based products.

  4. Apply moisturizer daily.  In addition to washing your face, you must simultaneously hydrate it so that it doesn’t dry out.  It is recommended to use a moisturizer that also has sunscreen.

  5. Wear sunscreen. Like all skin types, oily skin needs to be protected from damage caused by the sun.  UV rays cause premature skin aging such as the early appearance of wrinkles and dark spots. It is recommended to choose a sunscreen that has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and avoid those that contain fragrance or oils.

  6. Choose oil-free and water-based makeup and don’t sleep with makeup. With oily skin you need to be extra careful when it comes to makeup. You need makeup that won’t clog your pores or irritate your skin.  Importantly, you must thoroughly remove all makeup every evening.  This way your pores can breathe and function properly.

The NowMi Oily Skin Facial Treatment

The NowMi Pro treatment kit
The NowMi Pro treatment kit

The NowMi treatment is a two-in-one solution that can help you balance your oily skin and give it a clean and healthy look.  The treatment performs two functions- daily cleansing and weekly facial.  The treatment is water-based (not oil-based) which makes it ideal for oily skin.  Best of all, you can perform the treatment in only 5 minutes in the comfort of your own home.

NowMi Daily Cleansing

The NowMi Pro treatment kit - Daily
NowMi Pro daily treatment

As mentioned above, daily cleansing is very important when it comes to caring for oily skin.  The NowMi Pro is equipped with small silicone bristles upon which the NowMi cleansing gel is applied. The gel is then massaged into the skin.

The NowMi Pro also employs sonic energy to enhance the cleansing effect.  The sonic energy ensures that the NowMi cleansing gel penetrates all of the pores and thoroughly cleanses them.  According to research, cleansing your skin with sonic energy is 6 times more than hand washing.

In addition to cleansing the skin, the NowMi gel contains vitamins B3, B4, E and Dead Sea minerals which nourish the skin: The cleansing gel includes vitamins B3, B4 and E and Dead Sea minerals which nourish the skin:

  • Vitamin B3: Vitamin B3, also known as Niacinamide, has a wide variety of skin benefits – it is an antioxidant that protects the facial skin from harmful UV rays, it reduces hyperpigmentation by blocking melanin transportation and is an effective anti-aging remedy that reduces wrinkles and pigmentation spots.
  • 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 E: Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin protect itself from pollution, stress, smoke, unhealthy food and more.  The skin contains a lot 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 1,200 feet below sea level, is considered the richest source of healing minerals in the world. The Dead Sea water contains 32% salt, compared to 3% in ordinary salt water, and has high concentrations of 21 minerals (12 of which are not found in any other sea or ocean). Some of the main minerals used to treat the skin are zinc, calcium, chloride and sodium chloride.

NowMi Weekly Facial

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NowMi Oxygen Facial

The NowMi Weekly Facial includes 4 actions to help you limit oily skin- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

Exfoliation:  The exfoliation deeply cleanses the skin and is performed using the vitamin C effervescent tablet.  When the tablet is combined with the lubricant gel, small particles on the surface of the tablet begin to dissolve and they exfoliate the skin.   This exfoliation is delicate yet effective. It removes all of the dead skin cells, accumulated sebum and dirt, and leaves the pores clean and open.

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

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that works wonders on the skin. It has been scientifically proven to rejuvenate the skin, help it repair itself and protect against UV and other extrinsic damage. Additionally, vitamin C plays an important role in the formation of collagen which helps to significantly slow down the signs of aging.
  • Vitamin E – Vitamin E is an antioxidant that slows down the aging process. It helps the body to curb free-radicals and thus limits skin damage caused by UV rays, pollution and smoke. Vitamin E also hydrates the skin and helps it heal faster.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and helps the skin to lock in moisture. It is capable of holding one thousand times its weight in water and therefore keeps the skin moist and hydrated.

Oxygenation:  The NowMi treatment is unique since it stimulates the body to ‘oxygenate itself from within’. This is achieved by using a scientific principle called the ‘Bohr Effect’.  In short, during the NowMi treatment, millions of C02 bubbles are formed on the skin’s surface and the body reacts by sending oxygen-rich blood cells to the area. Because of the oxygenation effect, the active ingredients are best absorbed by the cells and the effectiveness of the treatment optimized.  

Protection:  The NowMi treatment replenishes the skin’s supply of vitamins C and E. These powerful antioxidants help the skin to protect itself from free-radicals. Free-radicals are formed by extrinsic factors such as UV rays, smoke and pollution. They damage the skin’s cells and cause premature skin aging. With the NowMi treatment, the skin is less vulnerable and can maintain its youthful appearance for longer.


The NowMi oily skin facial treatment is ideal for those with oily skin. On the one hand it ensures that the skin is thoroughly cleansed.  This is done using the daily cleanser and by exfoliating the skin once a week.  On the other hand, the skin is infused with vitamin and minerals that help it look its best- vitamin E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals in the daily cleanser and vitamin C, E, and Hydraulic acid in the weekly facial.  The treatment takes only 5 minutes a day and can be performed in the comfort of your home!  Try it today and see how you can transform your oily skin into balanced, healthy and glowing skin!

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Restoring facial glow after quitting smoking

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Once you quit smoking, your body immediately begins to repair itself from cigarette damage.  Fortunately, one of the first areas to improve is your facial skin, and research has shown that its color becomes more natural within a month.

One of the main problems with smoking is that it stimulates the formation of free radicals.  Free radicals damage cells in the entire body, and when it comes to the skin, they cause it to age prematurely and lose its glow.  However, as soon as you quit, the number of free radicals drops, and the skin begins to heal.  If you want to expedite this process, it is recommended to infuse your skin with vitamin C and E which are powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and help your skin to reverse damage caused by smoking.

Smoking and Free Radicals  

Cigarette smoke contains a blend of poisonous toxins which harm human cells.  Much of the damage is caused by the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are atoms or molecules in the body that have an odd number of electrons.  Because of their odd number they are unstable.  They therefore search for an additional electron in order to have an even number of electrons and stabilize their energy.  As the free-radicals travel around the body in search of additional electrons, they injure and destroy healthy cells. 

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In the skin, this is manifested in the destruction of collagen and elastin.  Collagen and elastin are proteins that provide the skin with its structural strength and elasticity.  Once damaged, the skin begins to prematurely wrinkle and sag. Commonly, ‘smoker’s lines’ which are vertical wrinkles that develop from the constant pursing of the lips during smoke inhalation, form around the mouth and wrinkles known as ‘crow’s feet’ develop around the eyes because of repeat squinting.

Free radicals also damage the blood vessels which hinders the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells.  As a result, the skin ages and loses much of its suppleness and glow.  

The body uses antioxidants to neutralize free radicals.  Antioxidants are molecules that have a large number of electrons and which can donate an electron to a free radical without sacrificing their own molecular balance.  By neutralizing the free radicals, the antioxidants slow down their damaging effects on the body.

Powerful Antioxidants- Vitamin C and E

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The most powerful antioxidants are vitamins C and E. As mentioned above, these vitamins curb the effects of the free radical.  In addition, they fight off inflammation and clear toxins in the body.

Within the skin, vitamin C plays a critical role in collagen synthesis.  Collagen is used to heal and rejuvenate the skin.  Studies have found “that people who smoke, and those who are exposed to secondhand smoke, have reduced amounts of vitamin C in their bodies”.  This reduction leads to skin dullness and premature aging.

Vitamin E is also vital to healthy facial skin.  The skin contains more vitamin E than any other nutrient, which emphasizes its key role in nourishing and protecting it. In addition to its anti-aging benefits, it hydrates the skin and reduces scars.  One study has shown that in smokers, the body deviates the majority of the vitamin E to the lungs in order to protect them, leaving other tissues, including the skin, vulnerable to free radicals.

Once you quit smoking and your facial skin cells receive adequate supplies of vitamin C and E, they start to undo the damage caused by free radicals.  As a result, the skin tone improves, it becomes firmer and more supple, and its glow returns.

The NowMi Treatment for Restoring Facial Glow After Quitting Smoking

The NowMi treatment
The NowMi Pro weekly facial treatment

If you want to boost the amount of vitamin C and E in your skin, the NowMi treatment is an ideal choice. The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment infuses the skin with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid which help the skin stop the negative effects of free radicals.

The vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is of a much higher quality than over the counter creams and serums.  The reason is that the vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is sealed until use.  This is important because vitamin C loses its potency if it is exposed to air or light.  Therefore, when you see vitamin C rich products that have a yellow or brown tint, this means that they have been exposed to air or light and are no longer effective.   

The NowMi treatment performs 4 skin actions- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

Exfoliation: In order to optimize the penetration of the nutrients, the skin is exfoliated.  During the exfoliation, the skin is deeply cleansed and its outermost layer is removed.

Nourishment:  The skin is infused with vitamins C, E and Hyaluronic acid (see above for the benefits of vitamins C and E).  The Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and gives it a supple and glowing look.

Oxygenation: The NowMi treatment is unique in that it stimulates the body to oxygenate itself from within.  This ensures that all of the cells optimally absorb the active ingredients.  The oxygenation also boosts the cell’s metabolism and helps them get rid of toxins, such as those produced by cigarette smoke.  

Protection: Vitamin C and E protect the skin from free radicals that harm it.  After you quit smoking, the vitamins help protect against UV rays and pollution which also form free radicals in the skin and cause premature aging. 


Our bodies are amazing.  As many ex-smokers testify, as soon as they quit, their bodies started to cleanse themselves and undo the damage caused by cigarette smoke. When it comes to facial skin, the results can be quite immediate.  Within a month there is a marked improvement in the skin’s tone and within several months it feels healthier and more youthful. One of the key elements that determines the pace is the body’s ability to fight free radicals.  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that combat free radicals and help the skin restore its glow.  Using the NowMi treatment you can infuse your skin with vitamin C and E and significantly expedite the healing process.


Anti-Aging Treatment for Dark Skin

Anti-aging treatment for dark skin

Darker skin ages differently than lighter skin.  In general, wrinkles and fine lines develop later in life and as the famous saying goes “Black don’t crack”. However, the skin is more prone to pigmentation issues, specifically hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.  Therefore, an effective anti-aging treatment for dark skin primarily needs to focus on helping the skin combat pigmentation concerns. 

“Black don’t crack”

According to a study conducted by the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, the source of the resilience of darker skin lies in the bones.  Black people are born with denser bones in their faces which don’t break down as quickly as Caucasian bones.  Specifically, the cheekbones and the bone between the eyes are especially strong.  As a result, “Black faces maintain structural support for a longer period of time” and the facial skin looks younger for longer.

Another major factor that makes darker skin age more gracefully is that it has more melanin in it. Melanin is the pigment that determines the color of our skin, hair and eyes.  The darker your skin tone is, the more melanin it has.  Melanin plays a major role in limiting skin aging caused by the sun’s UV rays.  It absorbs the light and prevents it from damaging other skin cells.  As a result, darker skin tones have fewer wrinkles, brown spots, and visible blood vessels.  

Lastly, very dark skin tends to be oiler, and the oil protects it from dryness and wrinkles.  According to dermatologist Seemal Desai, M.D., president of the Skin of Color Society, “African-American skin tends to have more sebum or oil content; some of that contains natural moisturizing factor so all of that can play a role into the look and aesthetics of the skin because it’s less likely to be dry” 

Dealing with unwanted pigmentation

There are two major types of unwanted pigmentation- hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.   

Hyperpigmentation–  Hyperpigmentation occurs when the body produces too much melanin.  As a result, dark patches appear on the facial skin.  Even though dark skin is less sensitive to UV rays than fair skin, it is still susceptible to sun damage!  In dark skin, hyperpigmentation frequently results in dark spots forming on the cheeks and lower face.  The spots worsen over time and contribute to an uneven complexion.  Therefore, it is very important to wear sunscreen and shade your face from the sun.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – A subcategory of hyperpigmentation is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).  In these cases, the skin is injured which causes it to become inflamed. The inflammation triggers the production of melanin, and the area of the injury becomes darker.  Unfortunately, the dark spots remain long after the injury has healed. Dark skin is more prone to PIH than lighter skin and therefore dark-skinned individuals need to be very careful when treating cuts, acne, eczema flare-up, rashes and the like. Also, people with dark skin tones need to be especially careful of PIH caused by laser treatments such as hair removal and skin tightening.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
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Hypopigmentation– Hypopigmentation is a skin condition in which patches of skin become lighter because of a deficiency in melanin.  Hypopigmentation varies from small, white marks on the skin to large patches that are noticeably lighter than the rest of the skin.  Dark skinned individuals are more prone to hypopigmentation than lighter skinned individuals.  Vitiligo is a common type of hypopigmentation.

Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation:  Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation occurs when the skin is inflamed due to trauma.  During the healing process the pigmented cells are damaged or destroyed.  There can be many causes- a pimple, cut or even a scrape.  

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The NowMi anti-aging treatment for dark skin

The NowMi treatment is an advanced skincare solution that slows down the signs of aging. The treatment performs 4 skin actions- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.  Best of all, the treatment can be performed at home and takes only 5 minutes!

During the NowMi treatment, the skin is nourished with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.  Vitamin C plays a key role in the functioning of melanin. It has been shown regulate the production of melanin in the skin and thus limit the formation of dark spots.  Furthermore, vitamin C is important in the synthesis of new collagen which enables the skin to rejuvenate and repair itself.  

Importantly, vitamin C and E have anti-inflammatory properties.  This means that when the skin is injured, they reduce inflammation and limit post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.  Vitamin E is also known for reducing the formation of scars.

Hyaluronic acid is incremental in hydrating the skin.  It is able to hold 1,000 times its weight in water and helps the skin look plump and supple.  In darker-skinned individuals, skin dryness often results in the skin looking ashy or gray and the Hyaluronic acid restores it to its natural complexion.

In order to ensure that all of the active ingredients optimally penetrate the skin, the skin is exfoliated, and its outermost layer is removed.  The exfoliation deeply cleanses the skin and gets rid of all dead skin cells, dirt and makeup.  Furthermore, the NowMi treatment uses sonic energy which significantly increases the effectiveness of the cleansing action and verifies that each pore is thoroughly cleansed.

Once the nutrients penetrate the skin, they are absorbed by the skin’s cells. To maximize the absorption process, the cells are oxygenated.   This is done by using a scientific principle called the Bohr effect.  The principle states that when the body is bombarded by an excess amount of carbon dioxide, it counters this by sending oxygen rich blood cells to the area.  Therefore, during the NowMi treatment, a chemical reaction is created on the skin’s surface which results in the formation of millions of micro carbon dioxide bubbles.  The body then sends in oxygenated cells to negate this effect.  The process is completely natural and painless.   

One of the most important benefits of the NowMi anti-aging treatment for dark skin is protection.  By infusing the skin with vitamin C and E, the skin can protect itself from damage caused by the sun and other extrinsic factors such as pollution and smoke.  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants which help the skin fight free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable atoms that cause cell damage and death and are the primary cause of premature skin aging.

The NowMi Pro weekly treatment kit
The NowMi Pro kit


Dark skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation which age the skin.  By infusing the skin with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid it can better manage the production of melanin and repair damage caused by it.  With the NowMi treatment you can slow down the signs of aging and enjoy even-textured skin that has a youthful and natural glow.