Province Apothecary - Sculpting + Toning Facial Cupping Set
Brand Province Apothecary
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Cupping has been used in China for thousands of years as a healing modality. Incorporate this traditional beauty tool in your daily skincare routine to improve the skin’s radiance and naturally sculpt and tone your face.
Province Apothecary's facial cupping set, made of high quality silicone, gently pulls the skin away from deeper layers of fascia, smoothes wrinkles and revitalizes the look of skin.
Cupping promotes increased blood circulation, which offers many benefits:
Increased elasticity in the face
Sculpts, tones, and firms sagging skin reducing the appearance of discoloration and fine lines
Reduces puffiness and the appearance of dark circles
Rejuvenates the look of dry, dehydrated, and devitalized skin
Relaxes facial tension
Prep your skin with an oil-based serum so that the cup can smoothly glide across your face.
Gently squeeze the cup, apply it to your skin, and release to create suction.
Move the cup across your face as shown in the diagram. Start with the large cup and switch to the small cup.
Continue until you have successfully cupped all desired areas of your face.
It is important to keep the cup moving at all times as bruising can occur if the cup is left in the same place for too long.
Facial Cup Care: Wash your facial cups after each use with warm water and natural soap. Place on a cloth to air dry.
Contraindications: Facial cupping is an extremely effective and stimulating treatment. For that reason, we recommend not using them if you are experiencing any of the following conditions where you would use the cups: inflamed, irritated or damaged skin, broken capillaries, moles, skin tags, warts, severe acne, eczema, psoriasis, sores, undiagnosed lumps, melanoma, cancer or current use of blood thinners. Avoid high heat and sun exposure 12 hours after treatment. Do not leave cups suctioned on the skin without moving them as they will leave bruising.
Packaging: We fell in love with this packaging because it can be tossed into your backyard compost pile and will decompose in 8-12 months! This reusable pouch is made from the renewable, biobased materials of wood pulp cellulose and cornstarch resin (non-GMO). It is designed to break down faster than other materials without leaving harmful residues behind or microplastics.
THE HISTORY OF CUPPING
Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment often applied over acupuncture points using specific warmed, glass bulbs. The warm air in these glass bulbs creates a vacuum drawing fresh blood and nutrients to the surface of the skin. Usually, this form of cupping is performed on the back to help ease muscle cramps, tension, and stimulate detoxification. You have probably seen the common red, circular marks on a person's back after the treatment.
Cupping therapy has been a part of numerous ancient healing systems, such as Chinese, Unani, traditional Korean, Tibetan, and Eastern Traditional Medicine. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates wrote and compiled extensive descriptions of the cupping application to treat the deep accumulation of fluids and pain. It was also a popular historical treatment in Arabic and Islamic countries.
The cupping treatment we now most commonly see is often applied over meridian points on the back to help ease muscle cramps, tension, and stimulate detoxification. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners often use this treatment alongside acupuncture and moxibustion.