Could two plastic bottles be the answer to firmer and plumper skin? The Doctors investigate one makeup artist's unconventional cupping technique.
Instagram user and beauty blogger mercedesbensssz posted a video where she is seen applying two water bottles her face and squeezing to create a suction effect. The blogger says to move the bottles in an upward motion to affect circulation.
With two water bottles pressed to her face, OB/GYN, Dr. Nita Landry says, "This does not feel effective... it's just a little bit of suction."
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon notes that cupping, as used by many athletes can stimulate the lymphatics and circulation, but when done too long can break blood vessels. He adds, "There are far better ways to treat your skin."
The Doctors' takeaway: cupping plastic water bottles will probably not create any major or lasting changes to your skin.