woman after skin tightening
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Skin tightening facials are an excellent way to slow down the signs of aging.  While there are many skin tightening alternatives out there- from invasive surgical procedures to aggressive peels, more and more people are opting for non-invasive and more natural looking treatments.  The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment is a spa quality skin tightening facial that infuses the skin with pure vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.  These ingredients help the skin to remain tight and moisturized and looking its best. 

It’s all about the collagen

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body.  It is found in high concentrations in connective tissues- tissues that make up major body parts such as tendons, ligaments, muscles and skin.  Within the skin, its primary function is to provide support and strength. Collagen anchors cells to each other (like glue) and it also forms fibril strands that work as supporting structures of the skin.  An analogy can be made between collagen and a house.  Collagen is like a frame of a house which support the walls.  If the frame is weak, the house cannot stand, and the walls begin to crack and fall.

We are born with an abundance of collagen in our skin.  However, with age, our body produces less and less collagen.  The decrease in production occurs in our mid 20’s.  After we hit 30, it dramatically declines at a rate of 1-2% per annum.  As a result of the decrease in collagen, the skin begins to sag and wrinkles form.  This natural aging process is usually expedited by the fact that our skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, pollution, cigarette smoke etc. all of which damage the collagen in the skin.

Restoring collagen in the skin

The good news is that collagen can be restored by stimulating the body to create new collagen. A major way of achieving this is by infusing the skin with vitamin C. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production.   It has been shown to play a key role in collagen synthesis (a complex set of chemical reactions required to create collagen) since it is responsible for binding cells together during the creation of collagen.  If there isn’t an adequate supply of vitamin C, the body is unable to create, store or produce more collagen.  

the NowMi treatment uses pure vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant

In addition, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the formation of free-radicals.  Free radicals are formed on the skin as a result of overexpose to sunlight and other extrinsic factors such as pollution.  The free-radicals age the skin and cause premature aging and wrinkling.

The NowMi treatment infuses the skin with the purest level of vitamin C.  It helps to restore the skin’s lost vitamin C supply and therefore enables it to create new collagen and repair damaged skin cells.  Unlike other vitamin C products on the market, the vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is sealed until use.  This guarantees that it maintains the highest level of potency.  As an aside it is important to note that if vitamin C is exposed to air or light, it potency dramatically decreases and it becomes ineffective.  Therefore, many vitamin C serums that are marketed in tubes or lotions don’t work.

In order to ensure that the vitamin C properly penetrates the skin, the NowMi treatment exfoliates the skin.  The exfoliation cleanses the skin and peels away the outermost layer of the skin. Furthermore, once the vitamin C is infused, it is optimally absorbed by the skin’s cells because of a unique skin oxygenation process stimulated by the NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment.  The NowMi treatment stimulates the body to “oxygenate itself from within”.  This means that it triggers the body to send oxygen rich blood cells to the treatment area.  When the cells have more oxygen, they can best absorb and process vitamins and minerals. 

Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E

In addition to the vitamin C, the NowMi treatment infuses the skin with Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.  Hyaluronic acid is a must for any skin tightening facial. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and it binds water to the collagen.  In this manner, it plays an incremental role in ensuring the skin remains moisturized.  As with collagen, with age, the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin dramatically decline leaving the skin vulnerable to dehydration and sagging.  Fortunately, the NowMi treatment infuses the skin with hyaluronic acid which helps it appear tighter and more supple.

Last by not least, the NowMi treatment penetrates vitamin E into the skin. In addition to being a powerful antioxidant that helps the skin compact the harmful effects of UV rays, Vitamin E allows for the long-lasting moisture retention between the skin cells.  It plays a critical role in keeping lipids fresh in the skin and helps keep its protective layer intact.  According to celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau vitamin E “can help seal up little cracks created in the skin’s barrier that can cause moisture to escape and leave the skin feeling tight and dry.” 

nowmi pro vitamin C oxygen facial for skin tightening treatment
The NowMi Pro facial skin tightening treatment

Conclusion

Lax skin is a natural part of the aging process and occurs primarily because of a decline in the amount of collagen in the facial skin.  Skin tightening facials infuse the skin with collagen producing vitamins and mineral.  The NowMi vitamin C oxygen facial treatment is an advanced, at-home, skin tightening facial that nourishes the skin with vitamin C, E and hyaluronic acid.  These active ingredients stimulate the production of new collagen and ensure the skin is moisturized.  As a result, the skin is tightened and wrinkles and fine lines are reduced. 

Additional reading: HOW VITAMIN C CAN HELP YOUR SKIN