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.

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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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