What Is Facial Cupping & What Does It Do--The Answer

March 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
shefinds | beauty

Facial cupping is the act of taking a small suction cup and applying it all over…to your face. Sounds strange, right? Well, it kind of is. But plenty of celebrities and supermodels swear by the facial.

Cupping is a treatment in the wellness world for soothing sore muscles and managing chronic pain. It became pretty mainstream during the 2016 summer Olympics. Athletes like Michael Phelps, 23-time gold medalist, sported red and purple circular hickey-like marks all over his body. Prior to that, stars like Jennifer Aniston and Miranda Kerr have been longtime fans of the treatment.

However, the beauty world has adapted cupping for your face. In this facial treatment, a tiny suction cup is stuck to your face over and over again. The treatment is said to give you a glowing complexion–and not leave you with bruises all over your face.

Stella Rubinshteyn, founder of Lure Home Spa told Well+Good, “We are thrilled that cupping is finally getting the recognition it deserves because it seriously works. It’s an incredibly powerful—and non-invasive—beauty tool.”

Below, we answered all of your questions on a facial cupping treatment:

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1) What does a facial cupping treatment entail?

A small rubber suction cup is dragged across various areas of your face. The device is glided along your neck, cheekbones, and under your eyes.

2) What does facial cupping feel like?

The treatment doesn’t hurt at all. In fact, it actually feels like a face massage and is very soothing.

3) What are the benefits of facial cupping?

Facial cupping is said to reduce puffiness in your face almost instantly. You can kiss under-eye puffiness goodbye, finally! Cupping also makes your skin look tighter and brighter. The procedure can also help relieve congestion and stuffy sinuses. If you have bad allergies, you may want to give this non-invasive procedure a try.

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4) How does facial cupping work?

The small suction cup that is applied to your skin during facial cupping gently lifts your facial tissue and increases blood circulation. This process helps stimulate and drain your lymph nodes.

5) Do you have to go to an expensive NYC spa to get the facial cupping treatment?

Not at all--there are plenty of at-home kits available on the market, like the Lure Home Spa Face and Eye Cupping Set.

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Lure Glam Facial Cupping Set - Face and Eye Cupping Massage Kit ($29.90)

Customers who have tried the Lure Home Spa Facial and Eye Cupping Set had rave things to say about it. It’s been reviewed over 175 times and has a total of 4.3 out of 5 stars. You don’t have to pay the big bucks to get the same A-lister results.

“I love this facial cupping kit. As a Licensed Acupuncturist, I know all about the benefits of cupping and I can say that these are very easy to use and up to par with the standards of facial rejuvenation acupuncture. With just a couple of minutes of use every day, I have seen results on my face! I like to use the set before bed. On a clean face, I apply coconut oil. I then start using the cups all over my face and neck, sliding them around for 5 minutes before my normal nighttime skincare routine. I feel like it brightens my skin and helps my night cream soak in better. Would definitely buy again!”“I am in love - I have only just started to use this product (two times so far) and I can already tell you how great it feels on my skin. I use the suction cups with a face oil and use the pink tool to spread the oil on my face, so ensure even coverage. I love, love, love how my skin feels after using this product. I can definitely see a slight redness to my face, but nothing that stays more than 20 minutes or so. The next day my face always feels extra smooth and, it give it that extra little glow. I'm excited to keep using and see what continued results I will get!!”

“All I can say is Wow wow wow! I saw a few reviews on this on Youtube so when the price dropped i decided I'd check it out for myself. Shipping was fast. I received it in two days. I washed my face and then used the little facial brush that come with it to apply some Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil. It's important to use an oil so that the cups glide. You also receive Practical Guide to Cupping book via email. Next I followed the directions for the cups on my face. It felt so good and I notice results right away. Skin looked smoother. The next day a lot of people said my skin was glowing and asked what did I do. I told them about this product and they ordered a set too!”

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