There’s no shortage of therapies and treatments when it comes to beauty. Every other day a new treatment is introduced, but only some work and are worth your while. The newest beauty trend that’s doing the rounds is face cupping therapy. If you haven’t heard about it, we don’t blame you. It is a skin rejuvenating therapy that uses suction to revive and repair the skin. It happens to be the beauty secret of many Hollywood celebs like Kim Kardashian West. Sounds intriguing? Read on to know what exactly it does and how you can get it...

What is face cupping?
 

What is face cupping?

Face cupping, as the name suggests, is a facial treatment using suction cups. The suction helps in stimulating skin muscles and increasing the blood flow which results in healthy, plumper looking skin. Massaging the skin using these specially designed cups ensures cell repair, toned and younger-looking skin. It also helps in healing scar tissues and is thus recommended after surgery. 

Benefits
 

Benefits

  1. Improves blood circulation and promotes skin elasticity
  2. The acupuncture helps in alleviating muscle tension
  3. Reduces inflammation, dark circles and puffy eyes
  4. Removes toxin build-up and thus prevents acne
  5. Draws nutrients to skin which makes it easier for skin to absorb moisturisers and serums
  6. Targets ageing signs like wrinkles and fine lines

What does the treatment involve?
 

What does the treatment involve?

This new age facial session starts with applying facial oils or serums on to clean skin. Suction cups of different sizes are moved across the face. Small cups are for smaller areas like around lips, chin and eyes and bigger ones are used on cheeks and forehead. It is a painless acupuncture treatment and takes around 30 minutes.

Is face cupping safe?

Face cupping therapy is safe and doesn’t leave any bruises or marks as the suction intensity is low. However, don’t leave the cup at the same place for too long and keep it moving to avoid discolouration. Ensure you are getting it done by a certified technician, one who has been trained in the procedure.

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