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Are your social media feeds being flooded with crystals that claim to lift your face? Let us share with you what they are. Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese practice that is known to reduce wrinkles, brighten your skin, de-puff your face, and give you a natural face-lift.
Speaking of unconventional facial massages, there is another technique, Facial Cupping. If you have seen videos of body cupping, you might wonder why anybody would want such bruises on their face. However, Facial Cupping is a milder version of it, that generally does not leave bruises or marks behind.
Yes, facial cupping has its own set of perks. It can de-puff your face, plump it up, and smoothen wrinkles. It also has other benefits – it increases blood flow to your face, motivates your lymphatic system to move, lifts your face.
A typical cupping session looks like this –
Let’s compare the perks and downsides of cupping to understand which technique suits your needs better.
A few perks of Facial Cupping -
Possible downsides -
Just like Gua Sha, you can do facial cupping at home. However, cupping involves some complex procedures.
Gua Sha is a safer alternative for sensitive skin. Rose Quartz is known to be suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
If done incorrectly, Facial Cupping might irritate your skin and even give you rashes. If you want to give cupping a shot, we would recommend getting the massage done by a professional for the first few sessions.