Your 10-Days Conditioning Protocol

Give your lips 7 to 10 days to adjust and adapt to the suction strength of the lip plumper. Here are the guidelines for your first 10 days. Using less time per application  may reduce the appearance of the cupping marks as reported by many CandyLipz users.  

Day 1: Do 4 minutes total with 1 minute duration and 1 minute break in between. 

Day 2 to day 3: Rest.

Day 4 to 6: Apply the product 1 session per day, each session will last for a total of 4 minutes with 2 minute duration and a 2 minute break in between.

Day 7 to 9: Apply the product 1 session per day, each session will last for a total of 6 minutes with 2 minute duration and a 10 minute break in between.

Day 10 and forward: You can plump your lips as often as you like. If your lips are sore, please rest a few days before you start again. The cupping marks should not occur again. However, all individuals conditioning period are different. If this is the case, give your lips a break until the marks clear before you start to plump your lips again.

About 5% of users have very sensitive skin; they tend to get a much more intense hickey marks on the upper lip. The intensity of hickeys is also affected by age, health, diet, and lifestyle. Individual results may vary.


STUDIES: The temporary side effects of lip cupping may include redness, skin discoloration, tenderness of the lips, and a blood blister (rare) on the lips or cold sores (rare), around and inside the mouth. They may be light pink, bluish purple, or black. According to CandyLipz clinical trial, cupping marks typically clear on average within 4.4 days  (Clinical Trial). Some users have mild to no marks, and others have marks that are more intense. According to CNN recent news,  they cited a study on Cupping by BMC Alt.  Medicine Journal and wrote, “Do not worry about the cupping marks, they go away after 2 to 4 days. The marks do not feel as bad as they look.”



  • We suggest using the product less time and less suction to reduce the cupping mark side effects. In our experience, after an initial conditioning period, the marks are not as likely to return. If marks around the mouth last 2 weeks or longer, stop using the product and come back to it in 2 to 4 weeks. Users have reported that this method works.
  • Do not use on swollen, bruised, damaged, open wounds, or ulcerated lips and/or mouth.  Apply Vaseline to keep the lips butter soft daily.
  • The cupping marks may not be bruises! You can rub them off within 24 hours using a comb (best method). To remove them even quicker, apply Arnica creme before combing the marks and/or take organic sulfur (MSM) supplement before and during your conditioning period. If you follow our instructions, you will not have a long conditioning period.