As you may know, cupping is an ancient Asian, Middle Eastern, and European traditional medicine. These are the places where this practice has been an established technique for thousands of years. Known for its various health benefits, facial cupping becomes more and more popular including to well-known celebrities. It can have a variety of positive effects on the quality and appearance of the skin. For that reason, facial cupping is hailed as the non-surgical answer to the facelift, "double chin", "flew", puffiness, and fine lines. Facial cupping is now being utilized by a lot of women since it can provide anti-aging effects.
Common Causes of Aging
Aging is a normal part of life, but the effects of aging can be slowed down or even reduced. There are therapies and other kinds of medications that can provide help, even today. And who knows what will be developed with the latest genomic and AI technology in the future
According to VeryWellHealth.com, aging occurs on various levels, such as cellular aging, hormonal aging, accumulated damage, and metabolic aging. A more comprehensive definition of each one can be read here. The same article also mentioned some effective ways to slow down aging are:
- Eating a healthy diet (avoiding processed and junk foods)
- Not smoking
- Getting enough sleep
- Avoiding stress
- Maintaining healthy social relationships
Another article published in Healthline.com shared some signs of premature aging, such as:
- Gaunt hands
- Sagging and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation along chest
- Dry and itchy skin
- Hair loss
Healthline.com also mentioned that factors such as sun exposure, genes, alcohol and caffeine intake, and the environment can also contribute to premature aging.
Mayo Clinic mentioned in one of its articles what happens to our skin when aging.
“With age, your skin thins and becomes less elastic and more fragile, and fatty tissue just below the skin decreases. You might notice that you bruise more easily. Decreased production of natural oils might make your skin drier. Wrinkles, age spots and small growths called skin tags are more common.”
It also shared some tips on how to promote healthy skin. Here are some of them:
- Be gentle with your skin. Clean it with warm water. Also, use soap and moisturizers that do not have harmful or strong ingredients.
- Avoid smoking. This contributes to damaging your skin such as wrinkles and sagging.
- Protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Make sure to use sunscreen and protective clothing to avoid direct heat from the sun.
The same published article also stated that aging has significant effects on the bones, muscles, and joints.
“With age, bones tend to shrink in size and density, weakening them and making them more susceptible to fracture. You might even become a bit shorter. Muscles generally lose strength, endurance and flexibility — factors that can affect your coordination, stability and balance.”
Not only that, but aging is also related to how well our cardiovascular system works, as are the digestive and excretory systems.
What is Facial Cupping?
Facial Cupping a new anti-aging modality for your skin. Cupping is an alternative therapy that uses suction cups to stimulate your skin and muscles. Facial cupping stimulates circulation, which may aid to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decrease puffiness, and more.
How Does Cupping Work?
The suction effect pulls fresh blood into the area of skin underneath the cup, increasing blood circulation. It also pulls stagnant fluids to the surface, removes toxic pathogens. This saturates the surrounding tissue with fresh blood, relieves muscle tension, and promotes fresh oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood & lymph.
Glass cupping is done with the following procedures: Cups with balloons attached are placed on the skin and applied to gently lift facial tissue for a massage-like effect. The sucking motion is said to drain lymph nodes and increase the oxygen supply and nutrients to the skin. This is why your muscles relax and you feel pampered after the procedure. There is also a visible reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.
Cupping also promotes sterile inflammation. The vacuum-like suction separates different layers of tissues, resulting in microtrauma and tearing. This triggers an inflammatory response, flooding the area with white blood cells, platelets, and other healing aids.
What Are The Benefits of Facial Cupping?
Why do women love facial cupping today? Not only it is trending, but also because it provides amazing benefits to health and overall wellness. Even celebrities and athletes are trying these cups out!.
According to NewBeauty.com, facial cupping is effective skin care and anti-aging treatment.
“Cupping, the ancient practice best known for being Goop-approved (Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan) and leaving its mark on the summer Olympics via Michael Phelps, has now made its way onto the faces of many elite actresses. Typically, cupping therapy uses heated glass cups placed on the skin to create a vacuum-like seal to mobilize blood flow and promote healing. Known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, cupping can also strengthen the immune system, aid in digestion, and reduce stress.”
The article also added that Kate Beckinsale, a famous celebrity, considers facial cupping as a treatment that sends your face on vacation. That’s how facial cupping feels to her.
Facial cupping massage has been shown to:
- Increase fresh oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood & lymph circulation
- Strengthen skin and connective tissues
- Stimulate cells responsible for collagen and elasticity production
- Relax muscle tension
- Moves stagnation and drains fluids
- Deep tissue work and release
- Relieves Inflammation
As a result, you will see:
- Brighter skin
- Minimize the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles
- Tone chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage (neckline)
- Decreased puffiness
- Reduced scars, excess oil & pore size
- Improved nutrient delivery and product absorption to the skin
The Sun published an article in 2019 which listed the following health conditions for which facial cupping can be used:
- Anemia, hemophilia, and other blood disorders
- Rheumatic diseases including arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Fertility and gynecological problems
- Skin problems like eczema and acne
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and depression
- Bronchial congestion due to allergies and asthma
- Varicose veins
How To Use a Cup?
Here are some reminders on how to use a facial cup:
- Lightly cover your facial skin with oil to promote sealing and sliding
- Squeeze the cup, apply to the skin and release to create suction
- Combine a three-movement modality:
- Leave the cup in one position (Static cupping)
- Slowly moved across the face before they are released (Gliding or Active cupping)
- Suction - Lift - Release – Repeat (Flush cupping techniques)
Make sure to use cups that are safe and from reliable companies. This is to ensure that you will have great results and will not put your health at risk.
How Does Rave & Rejuvenate Cups Help?
Rave & Rejuvenate work with our professional manufacturing partner, including engineers and a technologist to redesign and engineer a new and improved version of the silicon cup. This ensures cups that can optimize the effects of cupping for beauty and wellness goals. Rave & Rejuvenate Cups are designed with smooth rounded edges for an easy bend, easy glide, anti-slip stripes for better control. It can be used in treatment rooms, in homes, and in showers.
Rave and Rejuvenate Facial Cupping Set
Who says you cannot enjoy a pampering facelift at home? Well, it’s possible with a Rave and Rejuvenate Facial Cupping Set!
Make cupping an integral part of your daily regimen to rejuvenate and take care of your face. You can do it in the morning while you clean your face and/or in the evening while you shower. Do this for 10 minutes daily to prevent skin aging, sagging, and more.
What you will get with R&R’s Facial cups kit: 2 anti-aging skincare cups for face and jaw + 2 eye-lift massaging cups + 1 exfoliating facial brush for daily deep cleaning.
Common results include: Improved blood circulation, Instant Facelift, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, decreased puffiness, relaxed muscles, and plumper lips.
Premium material: the facial cupping kit is made of soft, flexible, and high-quality silicone cups. These cups are easy to squeeze and generate strong suction.
Results: To see better results, use consistently with your favorite skincare product (oil, moisturizer, serum) for at least 4-6 weeks, 5 -10 minutes daily.
How To Use The Facial Cupping Set?
Step 1: Clean your face. Use the facial cleansing scrub to gently exfoliate the skin by removing deep dirt, makeup, and dead skin.
Step 2: Apply facial oil or cream to your face, neck, and chest generously for easy massage. Cups may also be used in the shower with water and body wash or soap.
Step 3: Choose the right size for the target area. Squeeze and place a cup on your skin and release it to create suction.
Step 4: Moving the cup (after the diagram lines in the Figure), using:
- Gliding massage strokes in up and down, zigzag pattern, or side to side (follow the arrows indicated in the Figure). Use your free hand to anchor skin behind the cup to prevent pulling on the skin and for smoother strokes. Repeat 3-5 times per area.
- Flush cupping techniques (Suction - Lift - Release – Repeat) to drain sinuses, between T-zone, around your mouth, eye and lip areas (marked by X in the Figure) with the smaller cups.
Watch this video to learn how to properly do the facial cupping and get an instant facelift.
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