Cupping on Your Face – What It Is and Why It Works

Cupping on the face is something not every beauty aficionado is hyped for. We get it. It’s intimidating. Cups suctioned to your face, the natural thinking is that a lot can go wrong. In experienced hands though, you’re very, very safe.

Differences Between Facial and Body Cupping

The cupping that gets a lot of attention in the media is usually body cupping.

Common with athletes, body cupping can leave behind big, splotchy purple bruises. This isn’t a risk factor in cupping for the face.

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The differences between facial and body cupping are in the approach. Both use suction to promote circulation and relieve muscle tension. It’s a lot gentler and more targeted when cupping’s used on the face, however. The muscle groups are smaller. The treatment has to be more attuned to what’s available on the face.

Does Facial Cupping Therapy Work?

Cupping on the face comes with a lot of claims. The following are just a few of the purported benefits.

  • Increased circulation
  • Promotes lymphatic drainage
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Reduces sinus congestion
  • Aids in headache management
  • Reduces puffiness
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Helps product – such as moisturizers – absorb more easily

Whether these claims are real or not, it depends on how the cupping is done and the person.

There is a sheet of connective tissue on our face that’s known as the ‘fascia’. This is mainly the collagen beneath the skin. It is what dictates skin’s elasticity and firmness. In facial cupping, stretching the fascia is what does the job.

The long-term benefits of facial cupping also are only long-term if the treatment is done daily. Cupping produces a temporary effect on the skin, just like applying a moisturizer or getting a massage does.

To get the full extent of what’s possible with cupping, one must do it regularly throughout a month at least.

Why Does Facial Cupping Work?

Using the Jade Soft glass facial and body cupping set, it’s like giving your face a reverse facial massage.

As opposed to pressing down on the tissue, however, cupping lifts. This stimulates circulation in a different way. It’s also more targeted than what fingers will allow.

Give your face a workout. A gentle workout, mind you. Cupping on the face isn’t going to necessitate giving up your favourite products. What it will do though is help with absorption and ensure you always look your best.

As you wash and moisturize, incorporate facial cupping into your nightly or morning routine. Eliminate puffiness, fine lines, and more. Give your face some color while reducing the stress carried in these muscles. Try facial cupping today. Get your glass facial cupping sets from

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