One of the latest fads in the beauty world at present is facial cupping – and it is one of the only fads that have lately come out I am truly happy about.
Facial cupping has been used like Gua Sha’s for oh so many years before this ‘new treatment’ was found and invented.
Facial cupping as a salon treatment has been around as long as I have been a beauty therapist and I trained 38 years ago! I was then and still is now used as a suction machine in salons to drain the lymphatics and bring circulation to sluggish congested skins.
Today they have found out that because it stimulates blood flow – it also stimulates collagen and elastin to stay firm and vibrant or to stimulate it to regenerate collagen growth
Today – because of the variety of DIY cups on the market, cupping is now the cheapest and easiest way to help you keep your skin glowing, healthy, clear, and smooth.
Why should I facial cup?
- Revitalizes your skin – helps you say goodbye to dull and tired looking skin – because as the cups massage your face – they promote blood circulation and oxygenation to the blood cells, resulting in a natural and radiant glow.
- Firms and lifts the skin – if you are tired of looking saggy or wrinkled – the cups offer a non-invasive way to tone and firm your facial muscles. They help you to achieve a lifted appearance without the need of expensive treatments or surgery, plus they stimulate cellular renewal – meaning collagen and elastin renewal.
- Clears your skin – the facial cups detox your lymphatics – drawing the toxins to the side of the face – so that you can drain them down your neck to your lymph nodes in your armpits.
- Enhances skincare absorption – therefore enhancing the effectiveness of your skincare! Facial cups create micro-channels that allow your serums, oils and creams to penetrate deeper into your skin, delivering your skin’s ingredients where they are needed most (please note – that if your skincare contains any chemicals or preservatives– they will also penetrate deeper into the skin, so ensure all of your skincare ingredients are 100% clean such as the Everything Skin Range’s products)
- Relaxes the facial muscles – the cups release facial tension therefore promoting relaxation.
There are four types of facial cups to choose from – there are glass cups with a rubber suction ball at the end, or plastic cups with a rubber suction cup – or silicone facial cups – either soft slim ones or therapeutic ones.
The problem with the first two or the therapeutic ones is if your technique is not 100% spot on you can cause bruising or break capillaries – the first will heal the second won’t.
The process is extremely quick and easy to do – if you go on-line you will find so many versions of what you can do with your facial cups – keep it simple – most of these great ideas are fine if you have more than too much time on your hands – they were designed to be used simply.
How to facial cup effectively.
- Preparation – start by cleansing your skin and then apply a layer of oil to your skin – such as the Everything Skin Oil-ensure that it doesn’t have any nasty ingredients, or you could end up with a rash. Ensure you have enough on your face so that the cups slide easily over your skin.
- Suction and technique – gently squeeze the silicone cup to expel any air and then place it on your jawline. Glide the cup in an outward and upward motion, following the natural contours of the face – always maintain gentle pressure to avoid bruising or skin damage.
- Lymphatic drainage – to encourage lymphatic drainage, move the cups along your neck, cheeks and jawline in a rhythmic manner. This reduces fluid retention (puffiness) and will improve your facial contours, detoxify your skin and help clear congestion and acne.
- Targeted areas – Focus on areas which need extra attention. If you feel you need more work around your eyes – always use the smaller cups to avoid pulling or bruising.
- Frequency – For best results use daily for 3-5 minutes – or at least 2-3 times per week once you have achieved the results you are after. For post-menopausal women – if possible – use twice daily focusing on the problem areas.
- Cleanliness – after each use clean the cups thoroughly with warm water and soap, do NOT put in the dishwasher or washing machine – you will make them go hard).
- Mild redness – some redness may occur during and after the massage – this is a good thing because it means that you have created blood flow. If it doesn’t calm down soon after – look at the ingredients in your products – they could be causing inflammation – or you are cupping your face to hard.
Remember – like exercise – consistency is the key – you will begin to see results in approximately 1 week – although some people see results straight away!
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I am Yvette van Schie, I am a holistic beauty therapist, skin nutritionist, skincare developer and makeup artist. I am passionate about sharing real beauty advice with a whack of reality.
For over 30 years I have worked with the best in the beauty and health industry as a trainer, educator and product formulator and I still do – so my knowledge is diverse – I am not blinkered when sharing my information with you because everyone I speak to shares what they know, and I turn it into easy to digest information because I want my readers to feel empowered to make their own decisions and to feel that they are fully in control of their beauty and well being.
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