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Facial Cupping: What You Need to Know

Looking for a bit of stress relief, with a side of sparkling skin? Look no further than facial cupping. This soothing massage treatment has been used for hundreds of years to enhance the skin - beginning as a healing technique and becoming one of the biggest beauty trends in recent years. Seriously, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen it on your YouTube or Instagram feed. Why is facial cupping so popular? Perhaps it’s because the premise is quite simple, using suction tools to slide along your face and enhance your best features. Or the fact that you’ll see nearly instant results as your face receives a boost of beauty and brightness. All with zero downtime and very minimal side effects! Looking to try facial cupping after your favorite influencer raved about it, but looking for more information on this trendy treatment? Here’s what you need to know:

What is a Cupping Treatment?

Some of today’s most popular beauty treatments combine ancient techniques with modern tools, and cupping is no exception. Originally used centuries ago as a form of Eastern medicine, this procedure involves using a set of “cups” on your face and body, gliding across the skin and creating suction for all your favorite beauty benefits. We’re talking about glowing skin, good vibes, and a naturally beautiful complexion that’s only a few glides away. Used by everybody from skincare beginners to expert estheticians and celebrities, a cupping treatment can be done either from home (more on that later!) or during an in-spa facial treatment… like at Skin Camp!

Many of the popular facial treatments at Skin Camp involve facial cupping, in which our estheticians simply slide the tools across your cheekbones, forehead, jawline, and neck. These cups can be either glass or plastic, and create a soothing sensation on your skin like you’ve never experienced before. This treatment can be the majority of your facial, simply an add-on, or somewhere in the middle… our Skin Camp estheticians will work with you to determine the right facial for you!

What are the Benefits?

Anybody who’s had a facial cupping treatment knows the strange (in a good way!) and soothing sensation of a cup gliding across their skin - and this procedure is working its magic with every movement. The suction effect works with your body to produce the most glowing look - while also enhancing your features, de-stressing, and improving the overall appearance of your skin. Goodbye, tiredness, dullness, and unbalanced complexion…hello, major illumination. A cupping treatment is the ultimate treatment to reduce tension - both in the mind and the facial muscles. It’s no wonder so many celebrities do it to relieve stress after wrapping up a big movie or to achieve a radiant look for the red carpets!

Oh, and cupping treatment isn’t just for your face, either. It’s also used on the body to balance and recharge the skin, and help you glow up before a big event. Have you ever felt the divine sensation of an esthetician using suction cups on your arms and legs, and achieving greater all-over radiance than any exfoliator you’ve ever tried? Not until your first body and face cupping treatment at Skin Camp.

What Should I Expect, and Is it Right For Me?

Facial cupping is pretty harmless, we promise! No needles or fancy machines… just a few glass or plastic cups that suction your skin to smooth, glowing perfection. During the massage, you’ll simply feel like these cups are loosely grabbing your skin, and holding onto it as they slide gracefully across your face, neck, and body. There’s very minimal pain involved, and in fact - it will probably feel incredibly soothing. As far as side effects? Also very few. You may notice a bit of redness for the first couple hours after your treatment, or minor marks left behind by the tools - but these should subside by the next day and leave you with nothing but glowing results. Cupping is an A-lister-approved treatment that’s safe and effective for all, and you’ll definitely want to maintain your radiant complexion after your first facial!

Speaking of which, you don’t have to go into the spa to get your dose of cupping. If you’d like to maintain results between treatments, or just like to use beauty tools right from your living room, you can also try the Skin Camp cupping sets to hit refresh on your skin. Face & Body Cupping Set contains 7 tools to glide over every feature - from cheekbones and temples to arms and legs - while the Facial Cupping Set includes two silicone facial cups to refresh and restore radiance. You only need to use them for a few minutes, roughly three times a week, to see incredible results - showing that these tools are the real deal. Whether you like to receive your beauty treatments at the spa, at home, or both - cupping always has a place in your skincare and de-stressing routine.