Facial Cupping is becoming more and more popular, and you might be tempted to give it a try to discover for yourself what all the fuss is about. At the same time, you might have some reservations – and you may be asking yourself, ‘Does Facial Cupping really work?
As the Facial Cupping Expert, of course my answer is yes – a big YES!
Facial Cupping has recently gained popularity in the mainstream beauty world, but the technique itself is actually ancient. Cupping has been part of many healing systems (Chinese, Unani, traditional Korean, Tibetan, and Oriental medicine) for centuries. This ancient technique is still being used simply because it is working. If it was not working, this technique would have been forgotten. We don’t keep using what doesn’t work, do we?
Let me tell you how it works…
When you squeeze your Facial Cup on an area of your face, it creates a suction which pulls blood towards the surface of the skin underneath the cup. As a result, this fills the surrounding tissue with fresh blood, and encourages new blood vessel formation. In other words, it increases blood circulation to your face. This suction also creates a controlled mini trauma to the skin (the same way as micro needling or a derma roller would). This sets off the natural healing process of the skin. It sends more oxygenated blood to the area, stimulates collagen and fibroblasts, and encourages skin cell reproduction.
As well as stimulating blood circulation and cell reproduction, Facial Cupping works the muscles of the face. Our face is made up of 43 muscles – but, despite this, we tend to neglect the muscles of the face, concentrating only on stimulating and strengthening the muscles of our body.
Facial Cupping can be likened to a facial massage or a workout for the face. It relaxes your facial muscles and, after a home Facial Cupping session, your face will appear more relaxed. Over time, this will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and will bring a natural brightness to your skin.