Salamalaikum beautiful peace be upon you
If you feel your face looks tired or dull and want a quick fix then facial cupping is surely the solution you have been looking for.
So if you never heard of face cupping or facial cupping you’re in for a treat because today I’m going to tell you how you can give yourself a deep face massage, give your skin an instant glow, and prevent wrinkles using facial cupping.
So facial cupping is a must you need to add to your beauty regimen if you haven’t already.
Today I will be taking you through a step by step process and tell you everything you need to know about it and how you can prevent wrinkles using facial cupping and will also be talking about its myriad of amazing benefits for the skin and our well being as a whole.
So what’s cupping?.
Well in Islam and in Chinese medicine we know already what cupping is.
Cupping has been practised for centuries with amazing benefits for our body.
Hyjamah in Islam or cupping is part of a prophetic tradition. (Sunnah) of our beloved prophet Muhammad saw.
There are 2 sorts of cupping.
Wet cupping Dry cupping.
It Involves applying suction leaving the cup for around 5 to 15 mn on parts of the body and practice tiny incisions in the skin using a Lancet, razor blade or scalpel.
As a result, bad blood gets sucked up Leaving it refreshed and cleaner.
It is believed that wet cupping, removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing.
According to The British Cupping Society cupping therapy is used to treat:
Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
Fertility and gynaecological disorders, skin problems such as eczema and acne, high blood pressure, migraines and even anxiety and depression.
Plz note that there isn’t a lot of research as of today regarding the benefits of wet cupping. But we know that it is a recommended sunnah of our beloved prophet SAW
It works also with suction into the skin but no blood is drawn. The cups are used for a really deep massage of the different body parts using oil. Dry cupping can help with the following conditons
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle tightness
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Assisting in increasing range of motion and flexibility of muscles and joints
How to prevent wrinkles using facial cupping
Face cupping can help with.
- It Increases blow flow
- Build up production of collagen
- Prevents wrinkles and fine lines
- Gives the skin an instant glow and an instant facelift,
- Brighten the complexion.
It also decreases puffiness in an instant, by applying deep massage to the muscles of the face and lifting them up instantly.
How to use your facial cups?
cups may be made of:
For facial cupping, you will find most likely glass cups and silicone.
There are maybe other sets available but haven’t used them so won’t comment on that.
I have added a video that demonstrates how to do facial cupping using silicone cups.
The great thing with facial cupping is that it is suitable for most skin types, very gentle on the skin and can therefore be done in the comfort of your home any time of the day.
Even though you can do it any time, here are the recommended time to do a face cupping session.
Which are before going to bed and in the morning before applying your day cream.
When starting your massage make sure that you have added a good amount of oil to your face.
Don’t pull the skin too hard with the cup be gentle and most importantly drink lots of fluid after your session as you will have activated the lymphatic system and would have therefore increased blood flow you will need to replenish your skin and body by drinking lots of fluids.
An at home session can last around 10 to 20 mn
The usual set comes in 2 sizes, small and medium however you can also sometimes find a large cup which will be used for the neck and décolleté area.
For the face use the medium and small ones. Small cups are to build up collagen and plump and soften fine lines.
Treatment can be done weekly, but make sure to apply a good amount of oil to your skin first.
For an even greater results you can also try adding few drops of essential oils to your oil massage this will increase the benefit of your cupping massage
Carrier oils you can use for your massage
Jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil, argan oil are great oil that you can use.
Add only 1 drop of frankincense or Ylang Ylang oil as they are very rich oil with amazing benefits for the skin and help in preventing wrinkles.
Remember that essential shouldn’t be used undiluted or on their own.
As a measure of precaution and while essential oils may be safe they can also have few side effects therefore pregnant, breastfeeding women and people taking prescriptions or medications should talk to their doctor before taking any natural remedies.
In this section, we are talking about essential oil which could potentially replace antibiotics remember never take any essential oils orally.
Here’s a video to show you exactly, how to proceed, enjoy and dont forget to leave a comment share this article and let me know how your home session went.
Would love to hear from you and know if you are already using facial cupping and the benefits you found using it.
Amanee founder of Naturaleeyou.