Various ancient fitness and skin therapies get much-deserved attention after global celebrities start following and make it a trend. One such name that you might have heard frequently over the past few weeks is Cupping therapy. It is an ancient Chinese therapy for skin with celebrity followers like Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Justin Bieber and Jacqueline Fernandez among many others.

If you are among many who do not know what this is and its magical benefits are, you have landed in just the right place. In this article, you will find everything there is to know about this trending skin therapy.

What is cupping?

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese therapeutic medical treatment. In this, a vacuum is created by placing glass cups on certain points on the body.

As per Harvard Health, cupping therapy works by drawing fluid into the skin and discolours the skin, as it breaks blood vessels just beneath the skin surface. Doing this forms a bruise, which increases blood circulation in the impacted area. This provides nourishment to the skin points.

Benefits of cupping

Skin detox

Cupping acts as a skin detox therapy as it removes toxins from the exposed part of the skin by boosting the blood flow and improving the flow of oxygen. This also helps in reducing inflammation in the skin.

Reduces inflammation and acne

Cupping is used to release soft tissues deep inside the body, relaxing the stiffness in muscles. This reduces skin inflammation and helps prevent acne and breakouts. 

Lessens hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation happens when a protein called 'Melanin' deposits in a part of the skin causing it to get darker. While skin colour is not a problem, but the uneven tone is. 

In cupping, cups are moved across the face, giving a massaging effect, which creates lymphatic drainage. The drainage of lymph will help remove toxins from the affected area, which decrease the impact of hyperpigmentation.