Skin brushing helps stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, helps to remove dead skin cells and encourages new cell growth. It also helps to bring nutrients and oxygen to the upper layers of the skin and tightens the skin.
The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that run throughout the body to help clear away toxins, wastes and infections from the tissues. Skin brushing stimulates the lymphatic system and keeps it healthy and moving toxins out of the body leaving you with a great looking resilient skin.
Take a few minutes each morning to brush your skin, whether it’s before or during your shower, it will stimulate circulation and help you wake up. Starting at your feet use a soft natural bristle brush and sweep up your legs in long, light brisk movements. Then brush from your fingertips to shoulders always moving toward the heart. Circular motions are best for the tummy area and paying special attention to cellulite prone areas (buttocks, hips, and thighs) will have great benefits—as one cause of cellulite is a sluggish lymphatic system.
For more information on the lymphatic system and the benefits of skin brushing check out these sites.