Skin lightening facial treatments are designed to provide you with an even facial skin tone.  Most people have some form of dark spots, known as pigmentation, on their skin.  These can be freckles, sunspots, melasma and the like.  Fortunately, there are a variety of methods by which these spots can be eliminated and an even facial skin tone achieved.  The NowMi treatment is a completely natural solution that lightens the skin by infusing it with vitamin C.  The vitamin C helps the skin to remove the spots and limits the creation of new ones.

How are dark spots formed on the skin?

Dark spots are formed by the overproduction of a pigment called Melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes their color.  Dark skinned individuals have more melanin in their skin than light skinned individuals.  Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes. Within the skin, the melanocytes are located in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis known as the stratum basale.

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There are many factors that cause the skin to produce excessive levels of melanin, also known as hyperpigmentation.  The primary factors are:

  1. Overexposure to the sun: The most common spots are known as sunspots or age spots.  They are formed when the body increases its production of melanin in order to limit the damaging effects UV light rays on the skin.  The melanin absorbs the light and is able to dissipate over 99.9% of the absorbed UV radiation.  The sunspots that form are uniformly colored areas of brown or grey pigment and appear anywhere on the body where the skin has been exposed to the sun, primarily on the face.
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3. Hormonal changes:  When the body undergoes significant hormonal changes, such as puberty or pregnancy, it can produce excessive levels of melanin. During pregnancy for example, many women develop dark grey or brown spots on their face known as Melasma.  The spots usually form on the bridge of the nose, forehead, cheeks and upper lip.  Melasma can also form as a result of hormonal based medication such as birth control and growth hormones.  Other medications that are associated with hyperpigmentation are: Doxycycline and minocycline antibiotics, Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Cytotoxic drugs or chemotherapy drugs, Antimalarial drugs, Phenytoin, Amiodarone, Antipsychotic drugs.

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4. Age:  As we age, our skin develops more dark patches. The reason is that the melanocytes increase in size rather in number.  Also as we age, there is a decrease in the levels of collagen in the skin (collagen is the protein that gives the skin its firmness and elasticity).  As a result, the skin becomes thinner and paler, and the contrast between the dark spots and the facial skin’s tone increases. 

5. Genetics:  A person’s genetic predisposition plays a major role in how their skin will look and feel.  Specifically, the genetic makeup determines the size and distribution of melanosomes in the skin.  People genetically have more freckles and are more/less sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.

Fortunately, there are a variety of skin lightening facial treatments that reverse damage caused by hyperpigmentation and restore the skin to its natural skin tone. The treatments usually include vitamin C, Retinol, Arbutin or Kojic Acid (Hydroquinone was once a favorite but now it is banned in many countries).

The NowMi Skin Lightening Facial Treatment

The NowMi Pro weekly treatment kit
The NowMi Pro kit

The NowMi treatment is a facial treatment that dramatically reduces pigmentation and also prevents it from forming.  Unlike other alternatives, you can carry out the treatment in the comfort of your own home and it only takes 5 minutes!

During the NowMi treatment, pure vitamin C is infused into the skin. Vitamin C has been clinically proven to inhibit the production of the tyrosinase enzyme – the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin.  In addition, it improves the metabolism of the cells and their waste clearance capabilities. This means that the vitamin helps the skin to clear away dark spots and return it to its original coloration.

Furthermore, during the NowMi treatment, the skin is exfoliated.  The exfoliation removes the outermost layer of the skin and clears away dead skin cells including darkened skin cells!  As a result, the level of hyperpigmentation is reduced.

The NowMi treatment also stimulates the body to oxygenate itself from within.  The skin cells in the treatment area are given a boost of oxygen which dramatically improves their functioning.  They are able to clear away excess melanin and limit skin pigmentation related to premature skin aging.

Importantly, the NowMi treatment protects the skin.  In addition to the vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid are infused into the skin.  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that help the skin combat free-radicals.  Free radicals are “unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging”.   They are the major reason why sunspots are formed- the UV rays simulate of free radicals on the skin, and the skin responds by producing more melanin to limit their damaging effect.  Finally, Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to retain moisture and has also been shown to limit pigmentation.


Sunspots and dark spots hide the skin’s natural texture and beauty.  Fortunately, it has never been easier to remove them.  One of the most innovative skin lightening facial treatment is the NowMi treatment. NowMi is a home-base device that uses high concentration (50%) pure vitamin C to eliminate unwanted pigmentation.  The treatment takes only 5 minutes and the results are fantastic. Try it today!

Additional reading: Facial Skin Rejuvenation