If you’re looking for an easy, affordable DIY way to help promote better circulation, cellular regeneration, collagen production, relieving muscle tension, decreasing dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles and hyperpigmentation---look no further! Facial cupping is an alternative therapy that has been around since Egyptian times and promises to solve some pesky issues when it comes to skin rejuvenation and anti-aging.
Cupping involves literally using suction cups to stimulate the skin and improve blood circulation. In Traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is known to also promote greater energy flow through the body, also known as qi.
By pulling blood to the surface of the skin, it promotes a healthy glow along with stimulating the development of more collagen and elastin, which helps plump and tighten the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
Facial cupping also helps with lymphatic drainage, assisting with transporting toxins out of the body from deep in the pores. This can help with the management of skin conditions, such as acne.
If fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sagging skin, a dull complexion and large pores are issues for you, help is on the way with this simple practice.
So, how does it work, exactly? The act of cupping creates what is known as sterile inflammation. This is also known as mechanical trauma, or tiny, controlled tearing beneath the skin which creates a natural inflammatory response. The body will flood the area with intrinsic healing tools, such as collagen, oxygen-rich blood and white blood cells in order to promote immediate repair. As a result, new skin builds and creates a more youthful layer. Benefits of cupping are even supported by research.
Unlike cupping practices on the body where the cups are strategically placed in a stationary position for a period of time, facial cupping involves more of a massage motion using an oil or serum to guide the cups slowly along the face in constant movement to promote lymphatic drainage and increased blood circulation. Worried about bruising? Don’t be--this motion does not cause more than a little temporary redness from the increased circulation, which dissipates in a few minutes. The result is a fresh-faced complexion, which is visible immediately and improves with long-term practice.
When facial cupping is performed daily, you may notice fine lines and wrinkles fading away, better overall skin texture, diminished pores and acne scars, firmer skin and a more youthful appearance.
Facial cupping has also been shown to relax muscle tension, relieve jaw pain, neck pain, migraine headaches and more.
A few minutes a day of facial cupping can help improve how you look and feel without the downtime of expensive, painful procedures, chemical injections or invasive surgeries. So, start cupping like an Egyptian today!
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