Even though plaque psoriasis, the most common type, is not life threatening, it can have an extremely detrimental effect on the way you live. In many cases, psoriasis sufferers feel so embarrassed about the way their skin looks that they just want to cover up and hide. The lucky ones, however, make a joyful exception to their rule when they put on a bathing suit to undergo the unique experience of treatment at the Dead Sea.
Location, Location, Location
Many of the healing properties of the Dead Sea region have to do with its geographical position as the lowest point on earth. This has an effect on everything: the climate, the atmospheric pressure, the intensity of the sun, and the mineral concentration of the water.
Let’s take the solar factor. Exposure to the rays of the sun has been proven to be effective in managing psoriasis, but in most places there is a risk of burning, as well as skin cancer. At the low altitude of the Dead Sea, however, the burning UVB rays are filtered through a thicker atmosphere, which makes it possible to prolong exposure without the harmful effects. That being said, no one should venture out for hours without some protection until they know how the sun affects them personally.
The water in the Dead Sea is also different from any other body of water because of its exceptionally high concentration of minerals due to the high evaporation rate. These minerals have contributed to the great success of psoriasis treatment in the various spas and clinics in the area. In fact, over the past twenty years, some studies show that 96% of patients have shown considerable improvement, with 60% actually seeing their psoriasis clear up, often for as long as six months!
Traditional Therapy Has Its Limitations
In addition to experiencing side effects, patients can eventually become resistant to traditional treatments such as steroid, coal tar, and other topical ointments. Even prescribed oral drugs have limited benefits for many patients, and recurrence of flare-ups tends to be more severe.
Of course, it’s not always possible to make regular trips to the Dead Sea for psoriasis therapy. But since Dead Sea Premier has spent years developing Dead Sea body care products using the remarkable minerals from these extraordinary waters, it’s only logical that their line includes their own version of psoriasis therapy. It’s called Psoricalm, emphasis on the “calm.”