Woman is doing facial cupping massage on her face
Everything You Need To Know Before Trying Facial Cupping
Facial cupping uses suction to promote circulation and remove puffiness by pulling the facial muscles and draining retained fluid from the face. The results are not permanent, however, so if you like what you see you’ll need regular appointments to maintain your newfound glow.
Facial Vs. Body Cupping
The main aim of body cupping is to relieve pain and uses larger cups with higher pressure levels to accomplish this. Facial cupping, on the other hand, uses smaller cups and its sole purpose is to restore the skin's youthful glow.
Here’s How It Works
The small vacuums created by the cups balance the body’s energy flow (or “qi”) while increasing blood flow. It provides your skin with a much-needed massage and extracts surplus fluid that is then drained by the body’s lymphatic system, resulting in more skin elasticity and tightened pores.
The Benefits
One of the main benefits of facial cupping is its ability to give collagen production a boost, which can repair skin damage, tighten your skin, and define the chin and jawline. Facial cupping can reduce swelling or puffiness and help treat skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, and urticaria.
Always Use Caution
Those with sensitive or fair skin may want to avoid cupping as it can potentially break collagen fibers in the skin in addition to causing bruises and broken capillaries. Additionally, if you have bad swelling, tumors, cancer, inflammation, heart disease, or thrombosis, you'll need to check with your dermatologist before cupping.