Facial Cupping

Medical aesthetician Elena Duque, states facial cupping is a kind of facial massage treatment in which the skin is plumped up and made to glow by lymphatic drainage. According to experts the word "Cupping" is a great way to detoxify the skin, stimulate cell structure, create a smoother face and reduce the fine lines, eye puffiness and dark circles. Cupping is an ancient detox practice that uses acupuncture to balance the body's Qi energy flow and has countless benefits for the face such as clearer skin, softer skin and smoother skin. [Sources: 3, 4, 5]

For her facial treatment she uses two suction cups of different sizes (today they are made of silicone) and pulls a movement outwards over the skin. The face of the cup is massaged while applying serums and oils in a continuous glide while the cup massages the face. [Sources: 5, 8]

Cupping Marks can occur if the cups remain in the same place for too long.Facial Cups are much more gentle than body cups, but they can still cause cupping marks if gliding over the same area too many times, or leaving the cups in one place for too long.

The suction effect draws blood from the skin area into the cup. This increases blood flow to the region, rejuvenates the skin and leaves no traces of the cup. [Sources: 0]

Face cupping is an alternative therapy in which a cup is placed on the skin to create local suction. Cupping the body, on the other hand, is used to relieve pain. Medical references suggest that the cup originated in China during the Tang Dynasty. In practice, it is used as a purposeful suction device to stimulate blood and lymph flow, relieve swelling and relieve lurking stress. [Sources: 0, 6, 10]

In recent years, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and her skin expert, nurse Jamie Sherrill, have begun practicing facial cupping. Cupping the face can help to tighten wrinkles on the forehead, as suction reduces the depth. [Sources: 1, 6]

Using the cup to glide the area could help reduce swelling and puffiness on the face. When she finished the treatment, she was using a small  cup was about the size of an eraser and she worked on my nose and sinuses. [Sources: 9]

After about eight minutes, she pulled a small suction cup (described as a clear rubber cup-like device) along the right side of my face. She  sucked the first cup  along my eyebrows and hairline. Then she let the cup slide along my neck, cheekbones and eye area, loosened the suction and repeated the process. [Sources: 7, 9]

There are thousands of videos on social media of beauty influencers using suckers on their faces to get rid of skin problems and signs of ageing. Do a quick YouTube search for "Facial Cupping" and you'll see hundreds of thousands of beauty tutorials at home, where vloggers suck their faces off with cone-shaped suckers and claim amazing skin benefits such as wrinkle reduction and instant facelifts. [Sources: 2, 12]

You can find great cups for facial rejuvenation in the Cupping Warehouse Store by looking under "Face Cups". We have Silicone and Glass Face Cups.]

Estheticians recommend  clients start with a  face and eye cup to bring the home spa set and DIY treatment like the Cupping Warehouse Beginner/Self Care Cupping Kits. Using cupping kits at home, make it easier to relax and take care of yourself than a visiting a professional. [Sources: 0, 7]


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[0]: https://www.healthline.com/health/facial-cupping

[1]: https://www.oprahdaily.com/beauty/a24127252/facial-cupping-review/

[2]: https://www.self.com/story/at-home-facial-cupping

[3]: https://www.elle.com/beauty/a26199023/what-is-facial-cupping/

[4]: https://fabfitfun.com/magazine/benefits-of-facial-cupping/

[5]: https://vitruvi.com/blogs/health-and-wellness/an-introduction-to-facial-cupping

[6]: https://www.vogue.com/article/facial-cupping-release-tension-boost-circulation

[7]: https://www.wellandgood.com/i-pulled-a-michael-phelps-and-tried-cupping-on-my-face/

[8]: https://solarislabny.com/blogs/news/8-shocking-benefits-of-face-cupping-with-before-and-afters-to-prove-it

[9]: https://www.today.com/series/today-tests/does-facial-cupping-therapy-work-see-facial-treatment-benefits-t115586

[10]: https://www.byrdie.com/face-cupping-at-home

[11]: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-is-facial-cupping

[12]: https://www.timesnownews.com/life-style/article/from-benefits-to-side-effects-all-you-need-to-know-about-facial-cupping/737649