Beauty Trends: What the Heck is Facial Cupping?
When Kim Kardashian Snapchatted her facial cupping procedure at Nurse Jamie, we were all wondering what the heck facial cupping was. If you didn’t happen to catch this social media event, then you still may be wondering, “What the heck is facial cupping?” Facial cupping is a traditional practice that has been around for thousands of years with origins in China, Egypt and Greece. The primary benefit was to prevent disease and as a therapeutic therapy.
Modern day benefits of facial cupping are vast. Facial cupping benefits include: stimulating collagen production, eliminating puffiness, enhancing your skin’s glow, helping products soak in by opening up your pores, reduction of fine lines, and lightening skin imperfections. As you can see, facial cupping is worth trying at least once with all these major benefits.
So, how does it work? Jamie Sherrill of Nurse Jamie says that "The cupping facial encourages blood flow to the tissue and stimulates the lymphatic system to help reduce inflammation, which in turn smooths fine lines and wrinkles.” The procedure is fairly simple. Glass cups with balloon-like structures are placed on the skin. Then the balloons are gently squeezed to create a massaging effect, which in turn supplies oxygen and nutrients to your skin. Facial cupping is best reserved for 2-3 times a week.
The best place to go to get a facial cupping procedure is to an acupuncture facility or a spa in your area. As always, be sure to check out reviews before choosing the right doctor for you. If you are a bae on a budget, then there are facial cupping kits that you can do yourself. Check out Lure Glam Facial Cupping Set, $29.55. This kit promises visibly reduced fine lines, increased collagen production, improved facial contours, elasticity in as little as 3-5 minutes per day.
If you haven’t tried facial cupping then give it a try, now!
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