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

In order to toughly cleans your face, the NowMi Pro has a surface with silicone micro-fingers.  The daily cleansing gel is placed onto this surface and massaged onto the face.  In addition, the NowMi Pro device emits 6,000 sonic pulses per minute which ensures that the facial cleansing gel penetrates and cleans all of the pores.  The sonic energy is highly effective, and research has shown that facial skin cleansing with sonic pulses is up to 6 times more efficient than hand washing alone.

In addition to cleansing the facial skin, the NowMi cleansing gel includes vitamins E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals. These essential vitamins and minerals reinvigorate and strengthen the skin.  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, 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.

Weekly facial:

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

The NowMi Pro personal vitamin C oxygen facial treatment enables you to enjoy a spa quality oxygen facial in the comfort of your own home.  The treatment performs 4 actions simultaneously- skin exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.  The effectiveness of the treatment is greatly improved by the sonic energy which optimizes each action. 

1. Sonic exfoliation:   The NowMi Pro has a designated surface into which you insert an vitamin C effervescent tablet.  You then need to place a thin layer of gel onto the effervescent tablet.  By massaging the tablet onto your face, it gently exfoliates the skin.  As a result of the exfoliation, the skin is cleared of unwanted makeup, dirt and oil. Furthermore, the outermost layer of the skin is removed, leaving it looking glowing and revitalized.  Most importantly, the exfoliation enables the optimal infusion of active beneficial ingredients into the facial skin.

2. Sonic Nourishment:  The effervescent tablet contains pure vitamin C.  Unlike other vitamin C rich products, the tablet is vacuum sealed until use, ensuring the potency of the vitamin is not harmed.  The NowMi lubricant gel is rich in vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid.  In brief, the main benefits of these ingredients are:

  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C has been proven to be vital for skin rejuvenation and protection. The vitamin is a highly effective antioxidant which helps the body to neutralize free-radicals and slow down the signs of aging.  Primary advantages of the vitamin include: – – Anti-inflammatory effect: Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory nutrient which helps to counter age-related inflammatory skin conditions such as Rosacea.  It also promotes wound healing and prevents post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
    – Anti-pigmentary effect: Vitamin C decreases the formation of melanin.  It therefore aids in skin lightening, helps the skin maintain an even tone, and repairs pigmentation damage. 
    – Skin protection: Vitamin C protects against photoaging. Photoaging results from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays which stimulate the formation of free radicals in the body. The free radicals damage the cellular DNA and can cause collagen degradation and a reduction of collagen production. This damage manifests itself in a variety of skin concerns such as pigmentation, erythema, wrinkles, coarse texture, telangiectasias, and solar elastosis.  Clinical studies have shown that vitamin C creates a photoprotective effect against photoaging.   The vitamin curbs collagen disintegration and pigment damage.  Most importantly, vitamin C helps to stabilize the collagen fibers and produces new collagen.
  • 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.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a substance naturally produced by the body.  Its primary function is to retain water and it is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water! The hyaluronic acid plays a major role in keeping tissues moist and well lubricated.  Key benefits of include:
    – Supple skin:  hyaluronic acid helps the skin to look and feel more supple.  Importantly, the hydrated skin reduces and slows down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
    -Wound healing: The hyaluronic acid helps to speed up the wound healing process by regulating inflammation levels and stimulating the body to build more blood vessels in the area.

3. Sonic Oxygenation: The NowMi Pro uses a scientific principle known as the ‘Bohr Effect’ to oxygenate the skin ‘from within’.  The Bohr Effect states that when the skin has a high concentration of C02, the body responds by sending 02 (oxygen) rich blood cells to the areas. 

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.  The body then responds by sending 02 rich blood cells to the facial skin.  This creates a natural facial skin oxygenation effect which allows the vitamins and minerals to be optimally absorbed by the cells. 

 4. Sonic Protection:  Vitamin C is the most prevalent antioxidant in the human skin and can be found in large concentrations in the dermal and epidermal layers. However, with age, the concentration of the antioxidants rapidly decreases, and often aged skin has 70% less antioxidants compared to young skin.   As the concentrations decrease, the skin becomes more vulnerable to damaging extrinsic factors such UV rays, pollution and smoke.  The NowMi Pro treatment replenishes the skin’s vitamin C supply and enables it to protect itself from extrinsic factors. 

Conclusion:

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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