Facial cupping isn’t a newly found skincare treatment. You may be more familiar with cupping as therapeutic treatment Olympic athletes displayed with large, round bruises on their body but cupping therapy actually dates back about 2,000 years in traditional Chinese medicine. Therapeutic body cupping helps to soothe sore muscles, and manage chronic pain.
The purpose is to create a suction vacuum to draw blood to one area of your skin. While your entire body can benefit from cupping therapy, this article focuses on facial cupping as a powerful, non-invasive beauty treatment. Today our focus is facial cupping, the benefits you can expect and how you can do it at home yourself.
Facial cupping is like a light facial massage and is a very simply procedure. It involves a thimble-shaped plastic device that suctions to the face and gently glided along the entire face and neck area. Facial cupping boasts more than just skin deep benefits. The skincare improvements you can expect to see is the sculpting, lifting and defining of your facial contours, and reduction of any fine lines and wrinkles. More specific results noted by facial cupping believers is tighter feeling skin, significantly less puffiness, brighter, more glowing skin, de-swelling under the eyes and even clearing of sinuses.
So how does a little suction do so much? The act of the suction promotes circulation, oxygen and nutrient flow to the treated area. Additionally the freshly oxygenated blood promotes collagen and greater elasticity. This type of stimulation also allows for the drainage of lymph nodes aiding in congestion, and offering levels of stress relief from tension held in facial muscles. For an added bonus, unlike many skin treatments, your post-facial complexion won’t be red or irritated. You can do your treatment and be out the door without feeling self-conscious.
Now that you know all the amazing benefits you can expect from even your first facial cupping treatment, you’ll want to jump on the cupping bandwagon as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to know to get going. While you can pay to have this professionally done, many women, including us at Wrinklepedia are taking the reigns and doing it ourselves at home.
There are so many cupping kits available online, that you have plenty of options to pick from. Each kit typically comes with a few cups varying in size: 2 large cups for the face and 2 small cups for the delicate area around the eyes. It’s recommended to cup 2-3 times a week for about 5 to 10 minutes. The professionals we spoke to stress to always start with a clean face so cleansing is first on the to-do list. For a successful treatment you need an oil of your choosing to help lubricate the skin. We like to stick to coconut oil but it’s really whatever natural oil you prefer. This allows for the cup to glide smoothly and evenly. You’ll need to reapply as you go to keep that suction going for optimum results.
It’s hard to deny how simple facial cupping is for all of the proven benefits you get. It’s a completely natural way to refresh and uplift your skin, which in turn boosts your overall wellness. Get rid of the puffiness, improve the blood and nutrient flow for brighter, tighter and more lifted look.