Cellulite!? No thank you, don’t have any yet but that doesn’t mean I won’t get it! Ugh… definitely not looking forward to it. A little while ago I kept seeing ads circulating on socialmedia about this little Anti-Cellulite Vacuum Cup, claiming with its use I will be able to eliminate or I should say in my case prevent the ugly monster “Cellulite”! I kept ignoring these ads until one day I decided to click on the link and see what the fuss is about. I watched a quick video demonstrating how to use it and what to expect as a result. So here I thought to myself… I’m in my late 30’s and in pretty good shape, I eat well, I exercise a bit and definitely work my thighs and buttocks to keep it all together and keep in good shape. But having had 2 kids already, and getting older and hormonal changes in my body may someday result in having to deal with cellulite. So… what the heck… let’s give this a try. After all it was not expensive, it looked like this Cupping Therapy may actually work. Breakdown of fat cells in the body using suction massage technique on affected skin areas makes perfect sense. I decided to make the purchase and find out for myself.
Before I get into my Product Review of the Cellulite Vacuum Cup any further, let’s first learn about the problem… What is cellulite?
Fat deposited in pockets close to the skin surface, commonly found in and around the thighs, buttocks and inner arm. These pockets are separated by strands of collagen fibers. The breakdown of these strands combined with accumulation of fat, cause the fat cells to swell and bulge out, creating the rippled look of cellulite. Although cellulite is a normal occurrence and mainly increases as we age, due to hormonal changes, poor diet and lack of physical activity (affecting almost 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men during their lifetime) it can be prevented and in some cases even reversed to some level.
Now that we know what cellulite is and how it comes about, let’s see what this beauty gadget does and how it works (not as easy as you may think)…
… a bit of a horror story but it all ends well.
When I ordered my Anti-Cellulite Cup, it came fairly quickly (always impressed with Amazon delivery speed) and I wanted to try it right away as I was very curious. I followed instructions and went right to it. My first reaction was horrific to be honest… IT HURT!!! It pulled the skin and I was upset that I spent even the little money that I did on it but still… This should not hurt, so I thought about it and figured I must be doing something wrong as the next day I woke up with bruises all around my thighs (where I mainly used the product). I was very upset, I couldn’t go to the gym and do my swim laps the next day as I was embarrassed to show my legs. I looked like somebody beat me… no joke! This turned out to be a horror story not a beauty regimen! But wait… there is good news here… as I said before, I was doing something wrong. I was allowing too much air out of the cup therefore made the suction way too strong for me, thus the pain and the bruising. Once I figured out how to properly use the suction cup it was smooth sailing and effective too. I had to allow about 1 week for my bruising to go away and my skin to go back to normal to try again. Ever since I have been safely enjoying the suction cup 2 -3 times a week with great results. Again, in my case my goal is prevention and as a result I feel firmer and tighter thighs and buttocks (my personal target areas). Finally I got the hang of it. I’m going to tell you that if you’re curious to try the Anti-Cellulite Cup Therapy approach, it truly does work but please follow my instructions closely… to avoid what I went through.
How to Safely use Anti-Cellulite Cup Therapy:
I start with my favorite Massage Oil application to my targeted areas that I want to work on
Gently squeeze cup from the middle and apply onto skin (the suction will stick the cup to your skin)
Start to slowly and gently move and massage in circular and up and down motion *(if it hurts, it means you need to squeeze the cup less for less suction. Remember, it’s NOT supposed to hurt. So adjust the suction and continue)
Use for at least 5 minutes a day per area (I personally do this 2-3 times a week)
Anti-Cellulite Vacuum Cup – REVIEW
Product: Anti Cellulite Body Cupping set of 2
Price: $16.99 (retail)
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.ca
Made of: BPA free silicone
Guarantee: Safe & Non-Toxic
My Rating: 9 out of 10
Results: Cellulite leads to the formation of clusters of adipocytes. As long as these groups remain grouped together, it will be impossible to eliminate them. With the cup massage and its reproduction of the skin pinch and roll technique, you will deconstruct these clusters. As the massages continue, these clusters of adipocytes will reduce. The fat cells will be released and therefore used by your body. The excess fat is converted into energy: it is the lipolysis (breakdown of fat). Furthermore, the adipocytes don’t compress the blood and lymph vessels and water, collagen, oxygen … all flow better. This cupping therapy set is known for promoting blood circulation, anti cellulite, pain relief, relieving joint and muscle soreness and eliminating body toxins. Your skin recovers its elasticity!
Even though I have encountered some bruises at first… haha, I highly rate this item and do recommend it to those who are willing to take the time and become friends with it before use. Results are there, but it takes time to learn how to use the cup in order to achieve desired results and avoid some unpleasant skin injury.
The purpose of my review is to hopefully help those who are going to use this product, and share my not so great experience with it at first to prevent the same mishap. Hopefully my review is not discouraging but educating. The vacuum cups really do work, you just need to know how to use them correctly. Unfortunately they did not come with proper instructions.
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about the Anti-Cellulite Cup Silicone Cupping Therapy or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.