The Dead Sea, the world’s saltiest ocean, attracts millions of people each year for various therapeutic effects. It has been named “dead” because no form of life has been able to exist in its extremely salty water. But don’t be fooled by its name; with more than 21 health-giving minerals found in its water and mud, the Dead Sea improves lives. It has the highest salt content of all the seas in the world and contains about 45 billion metric tons of dissolved minerals; its salinity is about 32% compared to the 3% average salinity of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. That’s why people float effortlessly on its water. The mineral composition of Dead Sea is also different from other ocean water because only 12%-18% of the Dead Sea salt contains sodium chloride compared to 97% of sodium chloride in oceans.
Since ancient times, Dead Sea’s raw materials have been known to have unique therapeutic and beautifying effects on the skin.
Cleopatra was presented with Dead Sea salts by King Solomon upon her visit to the holy land. She urged Marc Antony to conquer the region in his Judean campaign in order to obtain exclusive rights over the area. At her command, pharmaceutical and cosmetic factories were built near the Dead Sea. You can still see their remains today at Ein Bokek and Ein Gedi. Nowadays, dozens of modern cosmetic factories have developed lines of mineral-rich cosmetics products based on Dead Sea raw materials producing chemical free mineral skincare which is safe to use on the most sensitive skins, and may rapidly help with skin issues like Rosacea, Acne, and Dermatitis. Skin specialists firmly believe that frequent use of Dead Sea salt and mineral products helps with treating severe psoriasis and other skin conditions such as eczema and even some skin allergies.
Dead Sea mud improves blood circulation and considered to be one of the healthiest things that you can use for your skin. The mud also improves the nervous system and the metabolism of the body. It may be used as a cleanser as it contains a large quantity of minerals that act as a natural cleanser, exfoliating and nourishing the skin. Mud masks remove toxins that go a little deeper than the skin’s surface.
Dead Sea mud is rich with Potassium and magnesium which boost the healing power of the skin. Applying Dead Sea mud on the scalp may help with hair loss as it can stimulate hair roots and eliminate dandruff. Mud minerals strengthen the hair roots enhance hair growth.
Using Dead Sea mud can relieve pains caused by arthritis and rheumatism y improving blood circulation and relaxing muscles and joints.
This unique type of mud is actually one of the most beneficial types of mud in the world. Medical research has shown that mud from the Dead Sea can be used to cure a variety of different skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis pain, fibromyalgia, muscle stiffness, joint inflammation, and dry skin.
Better blood circulation, metabolism and a more relaxed nervous system are also to be expected from using a Dead Sea mud mask. It also heals wounds, stimulates hair roots, eliminates dandruff, relieves stress and fatigue, and more.
When Dead Sea mud dries on the surface of the skin, it pulls out any toxins and leaves the skin completely clean, refreshed and pure. It also firms and tightens the skin, leaving it looking younger. Dead Sea mud is very healthy for your skin. Its benefits include promotion and healing of skin tissue, allergies prevention, protection against pollutants, an anti-toxic effect, a soothing effect, improved blood circulation an effective relief for skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and wrinkles, exfoliation of dead skin cell, and more.
The healing powers of bathing with salt from the Dead Sea are a hot topic among alternative medicine aficionados. Dead Sea bath salts can help treat psoriasis, eczema, and muscular aches and pains. The most important issue is choosing the right salts since good quality Dead Sea salts are very potent and not your average drugstore kind.
Good quality Dead Sea salts are not cheap and are not as pretty as low-quality-yet-highly-bleached salts, they are not as white and have a more grainy and dirty look. You should only buy Dead Sea salts from trustworthy companies. Take a good look at the mineral content before buying. What we call “salts” are actually minerals that are left when the water from the Dead sea is evaporated. This is actually a mixture that contains about 33% Magnesium Chloride, about 24% Potassium Chloride, and only about 5-6% of Sodium Chloride (table salt). When you look closely at the ingredients list, you should be able to determine if the product at hand is a genuine Dead Sea salt.