Sound too good to be true? Consider this: facial cupping increases blood circulation to stimulate collagen production. It means that it helps to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Though it doesn’t quite have the same ability as botox to relax and inhibit muscle movement, facial cupping does have a number of benefits that prove a natural alternative many swear by. It’s said to brighten the skin, sculpt facial contours and decrease puffiness, as well as release muscle tension and tightness.
Though most prefer to have facial cupping done professionally, you can do it at home. You simply move the cups around in different directions to stimulate different skin layers, blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Known to be gentler since it uses smaller cups, facial cupping works to bring blood to the surface of the skin and reduce muscle spasm and pain, while also helping to flush out toxins. Used with skincare oils and serums, the cups create a pull on the skin through suction.
Experts have warned though that when used incorrectly, facial cupping can have its pitfalls. If the pressure isn’t quite right, facial cupping can cause redness and in some instances, even broken capillaries. The best thing to do would be to consult a professional who can give you the full rundown, and then reassess your skin and the results following treatment.