Oxygen Treatment of Acne Scars

oxygen facial treatment of acne scars - nowmi

Facial acne scars form when the body tries to heal the skin from active acne.  Sometimes the body produces too much collagen which results in hypertrophic or raised acne scars, and sometimes there is a shortage of collagen, and atrophic or depressed scars form.  Often, dark spots appear around the area of the healed acne scar.  While these are not scars, the discoloration persists long-after the acne has healed.

There are a wide variety of treatments for acne scars ranging from home remedies to aggressive medical treatments.  The NowMi oxygen treatment improves acne scars by infusing the skin with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.  These active ingredients have been shown to limit the formation of scars and help improve them once they are formed.  Vitamin C has also been proven to clear way pigmentation and restore the skin’s natural complexion.

What are acne scars?

Active acne, or Acne Voulgaris, occurs when the hair follicles in the skin get clogged.  They get filled with oil and dead skin cells that the body cannot clear away, and as a result, pimples are formed.  Acne is the most common skin condition and affects over 90% of people, usually in their teens or early 20s. 

If the acne is severe, pus-filled cysts or lumps, known as nodules, develop under the skin.  Sometimes, the nodules do not heal properly and can cause scarring.  One study on acne scars found that approximately 1% of people develop some form of acne scars.

There are two main types of acne scars- atrophic or depressed scars and hypertrophic or raised scars.

Types of acne scars
  1. Atrophic scars – Atrophic scars are most common on the face.  They are depressed scars that form below the surrounding skin. They are created because the body does not produce enough collagen during the acne wound healing process.  There are three types of atrophic scars:
    • Ice pick– Ice pick scars are V-shaped narrow scars that deeply penetrate the skin.  They appear as small round or oval holes in the skin.  They are the most difficult to treat since they penetrate deep into the skin.
    • Rolling– Rolling scars are wide depressions with rounded edges.  They have an irregular, rolling appearance.
    • Boxed – Boxed scars are U-shaped wide scars that have sharp edges.  They can be deep or shallow.  The shallower they are, the better they respond to treatment.
  2. Hypertrophic or raised scars– Hypertrophic scars form above the surface of the skin.  They are created because the body produced too much collagen during the healing process.  The scars are most commonly found on the chest and back.
Types of acne scars | NowMi

The NowMi Oxygen Treatment for Acne Scars

The most fundamental principal in skincare is to keep it clean. Aside from the excess oil and dead skin cells produced by the skin, it is exposed to high levels of extrinsic factors such as pollution, dirt and smoke. 

The NowMi Pro treatment kit - Daily
NowMi Pro daily treatment

To make sure the skin is clean, the NowMi has a daily cleansing and a weekly exfoliation treatment.  The daily cleansing uses a specialized surface with small silicone bristles.  The NowMi cleansing gel is placed onto the bristles and then massaged into the skin.  Throughout the treatment, sonic vibrations ensure that the cleansing gel deeply penetrates and cleanses every pore.  Research has found that facial cleansing using sonic energy is up to 6 times more effective than hand washing alone.

The weekly exfoliation is carried out using the NowMi vitamin C effervescent tablet. The tablet has a slightly coarse texture.  When it is glided over the skin together with the NowMi gel, it gently, yet effectively, exfoliates the skin and removes its outermost layer.  This layer contains dead skin cell, oil, dirt make up residue etc.  The exfoliation ensures the pores are clean, open, and able to function properly.

So if you are suffering from acne, and want to make sure your skin is the cleanest it can be, the NowMi treatment is your best choice.  Furthermore, the clean skin surface minimizes the formation of acne scars.

The second fundamental in skincare is to keep it nourished.  To this end, the NowMi daily treatment infuses the skin with vitamins E, B3, B5 and Dead Sea minerals which strengthen and revitalize it and the daily facial deeply nourishes the skin with vitamins C, E and Hyaluronic acid.

Vitamin C works wonders on acne scars.  Research has shown the vitamin plays a pivotal role in the formation of collagen.  Therefore, by infusing the skin with vitamin C, you stimulate the body to create new collagen and improve the skin’s texture where the acne scars have formed.  Vitamin C also improves the scar healing process and can prevent the formation of deep and visible scars.  Lastly, vitamin C clears away unwanted pigmentation and can eliminate the dark spots formed by acne and acne scars. 

Vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid have been shown to improve the skin’s healing process and reduce the formation of scars.

One of the main features that sets the NowMi treatment apart is that it oxygenates the skin from within.   There is a scientific principle called the ‘Bohr effect’.  The principle states that if the skin experiences an excess amount of carbon dioxide, it sends oxygen-rich blood cells to the area to counter their effect.  Based on this idea, the NowMi treatment creates a carbon-dioxide rich environment on the skin’s surface.  The body then responds and oxygenates the area ‘from within’ the skin.  The main benefit of the oxygenation is that the active ingredients optimally penetrate the skin cells and therefore the best results can be achieved.

Finally, the NowMi treatment protects the skin from sun damage.  Overexposure to UV rays worsen the acne scars and increase the pigmentation around it.  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that help the skin protect itself from sun damage and other extrinsic factors that harm it. 

The NowMi treatment
The NowMi Pro weekly facial treatment

Summary:

Many people suffer from acne scars.  The good news is they can be treated! The NowMi treatment infuses the skin with vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid that help the skin heal the scars.  Best of all, you can perform the treatment in the comfort of your own home and it takes only 5 minutes! see the video below for testimonial on NowMi oxygen treatment.

Related blog: Oxygen therapy for face

Oxygen facial treatments for anti-aging

Oxygen facial treatment for anti-aging | NowMi

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

oxygen facial treatment
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.

Summary 

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. 

Recommended reading: ANTI-AGING TREATMENT FOR DARK SKIN

Oily Skin Facial Treatment

Oily skin facial treatment | NowMi

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

The NowMi Pro treatment | NowMi
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.

Summary

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!

Additional reading: Facial for oily skin

Restoring facial glow after quitting smoking

Facial glow - nowmi

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. 

Free Radicals | NowMi
Lobo, V., Patil, A., Phatak, A., & Chandra, N / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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

Vitamin C | NowMi

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. 

Conclusion

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.

Recommended reading: VITAMIN C OXYGEN FACIALS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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.
Image courtesy of Kylie Aquino

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.  

Hypopigmentation.
Image courtesy of Produnis / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

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

Summary

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.  


Oxygen treatment for face

NowMi vitamin C oxygen treatment for face

Oxygen treatments for the face are immensely popular.  Celebrities such as Madonna and Victoria Beckham swear by them, and Katy Perry has been quoted as saying:  “I use oxygen skin treatment to hydrate my skin and give me that fresh, well slept glowing look before any performance or appearance“. 

Traditional oxygen treatments for the face are performed in a spa using a special machine capable of emitting highly pressurized oxygen.  However, the NowMi treatment takes facial oxygen treatments to the next level and enables you to perform them at home at a fraction of the price!

What does oxygen do?

oxygen facial treatment
Traditional oxygen facial

Oxygen is vital for the health and maintenance of all human cells.  When it comes to skin cells, young skin more easily absorbs and benefits from oxygen than older skin.  The reason is that older skin slowly loses its ability to retain and use the oxygen for its daily functioning, namely, repair and regeneration of skin tissue.

Therefore, boosting the amount of oxygen in the skin’s cells:

  • Increases the production of collagen
  • Accelerates cell metabolism and toxin removal
  • Expediates cell regeneration
  • Promotes skin repair

What can I expect from an oxygen treatment for the face?

During the oxygen facial treatment, an aesthetician will use a small spray gun to infuse oxygen into your skin.  In most cases, nourishing vitamins and minerals are also penetrated in order to achieve the best skincare results.  

The most common benefits of oxygen treatments for the face are:

  • Glowing skin – The oxygen, together with active ingredients such as vitamin C and E, rejuvenates the skin and gives it a fresh and glowing look.
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles – The oxygen stimulates the body to produce new collagen.  As a result, the skin becomes tighter and firmer. 
  • Hydrated skin – Often, hyaluronic acid is infused into the skin.  The hyaluronic acid helps it to retain moisture and have a plumper appearance.
  • Improved textural imperfections – The oxygen boosts the cell’s metabolism, enabling it to clear away waste such as excess pigmentation. In addition, vitamin C decreases pigmentation.

The NowMi Oxygen Treatment for Face

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

Unlike traditional oxygen treatments for the face that are carried out in a spa, the NowMi is a home-based treatment.  It is modeled after the professional OxyGeno spa treatment and delivers better results.  The treatment includes 4 skin actions- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

Exfoliation: The skin is gently exfoliated using the NowMi effervescent tablet.  The exfoliation removes all dead skin cells as well as makeup residue and dirt.  It thoroughly cleanses the pores and prepares them to best absorb the active ingredients.

Nourishment:  The NowMi treatment infuses the skin with pure vitamin C, vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid.  These ingredients play a vital role in the skin’s ability to heal and repair itself.  Vitamin C is integral in collagen synthesis, vitamin E supports the cell’s function and has anti-inflammatory properties, and Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and enables it to retain water.

Oxygenation:  Unlike traditional facial treatments, the NowMi treatment stimulates the body to oxygenate itself from within.  It does this completely naturally, based on a scientific principle called the Bohr effect.  The Bohr effect states that if there is an excess amount of carbon dioxide on the skin, the body counters this by sending oxygen rich cells to the treatment area.  Therefore, during the NowMi treatment, a chemical reaction between the effervescent tablet and the gel creates a carbon dioxide rich environment.  The body then responds and oxygenates the area.  Since the oxygenation comes from within the body, it means that all of the cells are oxygenated. 

Protection:  Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from extrinsic damage caused by UV rays, pollution and smoke. 

Conclusion:  

Oxygen treatments for the face are incredibly popular.  The oxygen revitalizes the skin and slows down the signs of aging. The NowMi treatment enables you to enjoy all of the benefits of a professional spa treatment in a quick and easy home-use treatment that costs a fraction of the price.

Additional reading: Vitamin C Oxygen Facials: All you need to know

Skin lightening facial treatment

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.

Melanocytes | NowMi
Attribution: Cancer Research UK / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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.
sunspots | NowMi
Sunspots


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.

skin lightning; NowMi
Image courtesy of Taisa Anjos from Pixabay

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.

Conclusion:

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

The NowMi Treatment during the Coronavirus Crisis

Coronavirus | NowMi
The Coronavirus

People all over the world are staying at home because of the Coronavirus.  Beauty spas are temporarily closing their doors and home-based aestheticians are not accepting any customers.  We all hope and pray that the Coronavirus will disappear as quickly as possible and that everyone infected will heal. 

While you are at home, you can take excellent care of your skin with the NowMi Pro facial treatment.  The NowMi treatment is amazing because it provides the same quality treatment as a spa, yet in a home-use device.  Just like a spa treatment, NowMi performs 4 important skincare actions- exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.  With the NowMi Pro you can significantly reduce the signs of aging and have youthful, soft and glowing skin.  And the best part is that the treatment takes only 5 minutes and costs much less than its spa equivalent.

Benefits of the NowMi Pro Treatment

The NowMi treatment
The NowMi Pro weekly facial treatment

The NowMi Pro is a two-in-one solution that enables you to cleanse your face on a daily basis and deeply nourish it using a weekly facial.

With the NowMi treatment you can:

  • Slow down the signs of aging
  • Reduce fine line and wrinkles
  • Achieve a more even skin tone
  • Remove unwanted pigmentation
  • Plump and rejuvenate the skin

The NowMi Pro Daily

The NowMi Pro treatment kit - Daily
The NowMi Pro for daily cleansing

The NowMi Pro device has a surface that contains minute silicone fingers. During treatment, the NowMi cleansing gel is placed onto this surface and gently massaged into the skin.  The treatment also uses sonic energy which enhances the cleansing action- 6,000 sonic pulses are emitted per second which help the cleansing gel deeply penetrate and clean the pores. The sonic energy is highly effective and it has been scientifically proven that facial cleansing with sonic energy is up to six times more effective than handwashing.

The NowMi cleansing gel not only cleanses the skin, it also infuses it with nourishing vitamins and minerals.  Specifically, the gel is enriched with vitamins E, B3, B4 and Dead Sea minerals.

By using the NowMi Pro device to cleanse your face every day, you can ensure that you remove all dirt, makeup and pollution that clogs up your pores. Once your pores are clean and can breathe more easily, you skin will automatically look and feel great. 

The NowMi Pro daily can also complement your existing skin cleansing routine. After you have cleansed your face, you can apply additional serums and creams of your choice.

The NowMi Pro Weekly

The NowMi Pro treatment kit
The NowMi Pro treatment kit

The NowMi Pro has been clinically proven to improve the skin’s texture, smoothen it, and deliver immediate and long-term results.

The NowMi Pro performs 4 simultaneous actions:

Exfoliation
:  The NowMi Pro device gently exfoliates the skin using the NowMi vitamin C rich effervescent tablet.  The tablet has a slightly coarse surface.  During treatment it is mixed together with the NowMi gel and massaged onto the skin.  The exfoliation removes the outermost layer of the skin which contains dead skin cells that clog up the pores.  The exfoliation also gets rid of all dirt and makeup residue.  Most importantly, the exfoliation enables the active ingredients to optimally penetrate the pores. 

Nourishment: The NowMi Pro treatment infuses the skin with vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic acid.  The vitamin C (ascorbic acid) used in the NowMi treatment is stored within the effervescent tablet which is sealed until use. This is a really important factor that differentiates the NowMi treatment from other vitamin C rich treatments.  The reason is that vitamin C is sensitive to light and air and if it is exposed to them it completely loses its potency. You may see many serums and creams that claim to be rich in vitamin C, but if their color is yellow-brown, this means that the vitamin C has been exposed to air or light and has lost its potency.  

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.  It plays a critical role in collagen formation- the protein that provides the skin with its firmness and elasticity.  It is also incremental in limiting pigmentation and preventing skin inflammation. 

Vitamin E is an effective moisturizer that prevents the skin from drying out.  It promotes wound healing and limits the appearance of scars.  When vitamin E is delivered at the same time as vitamin C, it enhances the performance of the vitamin C. 

Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body and helps to lock in moisture. It keeps the skin moist and lubricated and prevents it from drying out.

Oxygenation: Many spa treatments offer facial oxygenation treatments in which the skin is externally infused with oxygen. The oxygen does wonders for the skin– it increases the production of collagen, accelerates cell turnover, and helps in skin detoxification.  One of the most amazing benefits of the NowMi treatment is that it stimulates the body to oxygenate itself “from within”. It does this based on a scientific principle called the Bohr effect.  The Bohr effect states that when the skin is bombarded with high levels of carbon dioxide, the body sends in oxygen-rich cells to counter the attack.  Therefore, during the NowMi treatment, when the effervescent tablet is mixed with the gel, a chemical reaction occurs which forms millions of carbon dioxide-rich bubbles.  The body then oxygenates the treatment area.  One of the key benefits of the oxygenation is that it helps the skin cells to best absorb the vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.

Protection: Vitamin C and E are potent antioxidants that protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that cause cell damage and death.  They cause the skin to age prematurely and have excessive pigmentation. Free radicals form as a result of overexposure to the sun, pollution, cigarette smoke and more.  

Summary

NowMi Pro vitamin C oxygen facial Kit
The NowMi Pro Kit

The Coronavirus is forcing many of us to stay at home.  Until the threat passes, we need to change some of our habits.  Since the spas are closed and private aestheticians aren’t working, we invite you to try a home-based treatment that is certain to deliver amazing results.  The treatment can be carried out in only 5 minutes and it will deeply cleanses, nourishes and hydrates your skin.  It limits pigmentation and significantly slows down the signs of aging.

Try it today!

Recommended reading: oxygen therapy for face

See what influencers have to say about the NowMi Pro treatment. 

Vitamin C for anti-aging treatments

Vitamin C for anti-aging treatments | NowMi
An orange rich in vitamin C

When it comes to anti-aging treatments, vitamin C takes center stage. Thousands of researches from all over the world have confirmed that the vitamin plays an integral role in skin health and can dramatically slow down the signs of aging. Vitamin C for anti-aging treatments are very popular but not all treatments yield effective results.  The reason is that the biologically active form of vitamin C is ascorbic acid, and ascorbic acid is a very unstable molecule.  As soon as ascorbic acid is exposed to light or oxygen it rapidly degrades and its color turns from white to a yellowish-brown.  Once it has degraded it loses its potency and its ability to heal the skin. This means that when you see a vitamin C facial rejuvenation serum or cream and its color is yellow or brown, the product has been exposed to air and light and is no longer effective.

The Role Vitamin C plays in anti-aging treatments

Collagen production:  Collagen is a fibrous protein that provides the skin with its strength and elasticity. Collagen also protects the skin by clearing environmental toxins and harmful microorganisms.  Up until the age of 20, our body produces ample quantities of collagen.  However, after the age of 20, the production starts to decrease at a rate of 1% per year.  By the time we reach 35, our skin has 15% less collagen, and as we age, the decline increases significantly.  As a result of the collagen loss the skin becomes thinner and beings to sag.  Wrinkles and fine lines appear and the skin loses its glow.

Collagen decease | NowMi
Collagen decline with age

Research has shown that without vitamin C, the body can’t form collagen.  Collagen plays a major role in collagen synthesis.  As Dr. David Wang, ND explains “It’s responsible for holding cells together during the creation of collagen”. 

Powerful anti-oxidant:  Vitamin C has been proven to neutralize reactive free-radicals. Free radicals damage the skin’s DNA and cause it to age prematurely.  One of the major causes of free radicals is overexposure to ultraviolet rays.  Without vitamin C the skin is highly vulnerable to photodamage.

Prevents skin inflammation: Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory agent and plays an important role in countering inflammatory skin conditions such as Rosacea.  It also promotes wound healing and prevents post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Inhibits pigmentation: Melanin is a pigment that gives our skin its color. Darker-skinned people have more melanin and lighter-skinned individuals have less.  As we age, sunspots and age spots appear on our skin.  These darker patches are formed by the overproduction of melanin.  Vitamin C helps regulate the production of melanin and decreases its formation.  It therefore helps the skin to maintain an even tone and repair pigmentation damage.

The NowMi Vitamin C Anti-Aging Treatment

The NowMi Pro treatment kit
The NowMi Pro kit

The NowMi treatment was designed to replenish your skin’s supply of vitamin C.  This enables the skin to create new collagen which rejuvenates and revitalizes it.  Vitamin C also enables the skin to repair itself by clearing away unwanted pigmentation, limiting inflammation, etc. Finally, vitamin C helps the skin protect itself from free-radicals and their devastating effects.

The NowMi Vitamin C Effervescent Tablet

NowMi-PRO facial skin oxygenation
The NowMi Pro effervescent tablet

The vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is of the highest purity and highest concentration (50%)  in order to deliver the best possible anti-aging results.  The vitamin C comes in the form of an effervescent tablet which is sealed until use. The seal ensures that the ascorbic acid isn’t exposed to any light or oxygen prior to use.

During the NowMi treatment, the effervescent tablet is mixed with the NowMi gel and is massaged into the skin. The tablet has a slightly rough texture, and during the messaging action, the skin is exfoliated.  The exfoliation rids the skin of dead cells, oils and dirt and enables the vitamin C to effectively penetrate the skin cells.  In addition to vitamin C, the skin is infused with vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid found in the NowMi gel. 

In order to ensure that the vitamins are optimally absorbed, the NowMi treatment stimulates the body to oxygenate itself from within.  Using a scientific principle called the Bohr effect, the treatment creates a carbon-dioxide rich environment on the skin’s surface. The body then counters this by sending oxygenated blood cells to the treatment area.  The oxygen increases the metabolism of the skin’s cells,  helps them clear away waste, and ingest the vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.

With ample quantities of vitamin C and E, the skin is able to protect itself from extrinsic factors such as UV rays, pollution and smoke.

Conclusion:

Vitamin C for anti-aging treatments has been scientifically proven in many studies.  However, not all vitamin Cs are the same and you need to ensure the vitamin C you chose is potent.  Vitamin C is crucial in order to maintain healthy skin – it builds collagen, prevents pigmentation and inflammation and protects the skin from free radicals.  The NowMi device is a home-use solution that enables you to restore your skin’s supply of vitamin C and dramatically slow down the signs of aging.  The treatment takes only 5 minutes and the results are outstanding.

Recommended reading: ACTIVE INGREDIENTS USED FOR FACIAL SKIN WHITENING

Springtime Anti-Aging Oxygen Facial Treatments Rejuvenate Your Skin

Springtime Anti-Aging Oxygen Facial Treatments | NowMi

Winter takes its toll on your skin. The wind and cold outside, as well as the dryness from overly heated indoor environments that you live and work in can damage your skin. Also the steaming hot showers that you take may strip your skin of essential oils that protect your skin. All of these factors can cause your skin to dry out and lose some of its beautiful softness and glow.

Now that spring is coming, it’s time to give yourself springtime anti-aging oxygen facial treatments. These treatments help to repair the damage and skin aging that winter can cause. They help your skin to blossom and look younger.

Advantages of Springtime Anti-Aging Oxygen Facial Treatments

Traditional anti-aging oxygen facial treatments are performed in a spa and infuse the skin with oxygen using a high-pressure gun. Often, they infuse the skin with vitamin and mineral rich serums that rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. 

Traditional oxygen facial in a SPA
Traditional oxygen facial treatment


The key advantages of oxygen facial treatments are:

Skin oxygenation: A primary reason for early skin aging is lack of oxygen in your skin. Capillaries often become clogged so your skin cells don’t receive enough oxygen, leading your skin to become paler and more fragile. By infusing oxygen into your skin, you can reduce the signs of aging.

Increased collagen production:  After age twenty, our bodies very slowly reduce the production of the elements that our skin needs such as collagen (which enables skin to remain firm). Increasing collagen in the skin enables it to maintain its firmness which lessens sagging and wrinkles. The springtime anti-aging oxygen facial treatment increases collagen in your skin, giving your skin the firmness that it needs.

Skin hydration: The aging process also reduces the amount of glycosaminoglycans or GAGs (which ensures that the skin remains hydrated). The oxygen facial treatment infuses hyaluronic acid, which is a type of GAGs, into the epidermis. This infusion gives your skin the ability to remain moisturized from within, which keeps the skin well lubricated, supple and soft.

The NowMi Springtime Anti-Aging Oxygen Facial Treatment

The NowMi Pro treatment kit
The NowMi Pro treatment kit

The NowMi treatment is a revolutionary skincare treatment that enables you to enjoy all of the benefits of a professional oxygen treatment within the comfort of your home. 

Designed for today’s busy lifestyle, the treatment takes only 5 minutes and costs a fraction of the price of its spa equivalent.

The NowMi springtime anti-aging oxygen facial treatments clean, nourish, oxygenate and protect your facial skin.  The NowMi treatment exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin and deeply cleanses each pore.  Simultaneously, your skin is infused with vitamins and minerals to nourish it. It is also oxygenated so that it can function better and absorb more oxygen and water from the environment. Finally, it is protected against environmental dangers.

The Nowmi treatment saves you time because, instead of heading out to a spa for an hour, you can do the treatment anywhere, anytime. Your skin receives the same four actions that it would get in a spa treatment: exfoliation, nourishment, oxygenation and protection.

  1. Exfoliation: NowMi oxygen facial treatment exfoliates the residues from your skin. Dead skin cells, oils, remainders from makeup, smoke and pollution accumulate on the outer layer of your skin. This build-up of residue dries out on your skin, to the point where your skin is not able to absorb enough oxygen or water from the environment. As a result, the skin may feel hard, chapped, flaky and dry.

    The NowMi exfoliation removes the thin outer level of the skin. It cleanses the skin, removing dead cells, makeup and dirt. This exfoliation process is performed using the NowMi effervescent tablet which is combined with the Nowmi gel and is gently massaged into the skin. Your skin is then able to best absorb the infused vitamins and minerals.
  2. Nourishment: Your skin is nourished with vitamins C and E and Hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C is important in the formation of collagen which builds interconnecting tissue that keeps your skin firm and youthful. Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory agents which protects your cells against environmental stressors. Hyaluronic acid moisturizes your skin and prevents it from dehydrating.
  3. Oxygenation: Spa treatments infuse oxygen into the skin but NowMi treatments oxygenate the skin internally. This works based on the Bohr effect. The principle states that when the body is confronted with high levels of carbon dioxide, it reacts by sending oxygen-rich blood cells to the area. Therefore, the NowMi oxygenation treatment creates a carbon dioxide rich layer on the skin so that the body responds by sending heavily oxygenated cells to the facial skin, oxygenating it from within. The oxygen remains in the skin for a much longer time and facilitates the optimal absorption of the vitamins and minerals.
  4. Protection: Vitamins C and E are great for subduing free radicals that attack your skin, both internally and externally. These vitamins protect against the damage caused by too much sun, smoke and air pollution, also helping to prevent dark spots and wrinkles.
The NowMi treatment
The NowMi Pro weekly facial treatment

In summary, NowMi springtime anti-aging oxygen facial treatments correct the damage caused during the harsh winter. They clean your skin, nourish it with vitamins and minerals, oxygenate it, and give it protection against free radicals. Best of all, Nowmi treatments rejuvenate the skin and slow down the signs of aging, leaving your skin feeling soft, flexible, and beautiful.

See how easy is to perform the NowMi treatment 

Recommended reading: Wintertime Oxygen Treatment