Dead Sea Mud: What is the hype and what are the benefits?
Throughout history the Dead Sea has played a significant role in history, especially during the Biblical Times. The Dead Sea located between Jordan and Israel is the largest natural spa in the world. Millions of people flock to this region to reap the health benefits that the Dead Sea has to offer. Tourists travel there to seek the natural therapeutic goodness and to take salt baths in hopes to cure skin conditions and ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, and arthritis or just to rejuvenate their skin.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth standing at 434 feet below sea level. It is a unique point where the desert and sea meet. The regions climate and natural resources make is a natural wonder and holistic experience. Its mineral infused mud and extra saline waters are known for its healing properties. According to a study published by the Department of Dermatology of the University of Kiel in 2004, states that during a controlled group study that skin redness and inflammation was significantly reduced on the arms of volunteers when submerged in the 5% Dead Sea Salt solution. The high magnesium content is contributed to reducing skin inflammation and increasing skin hydration.
The Dead Sea contains minerals that are essential to the body such as sodium, iron, potassium, iodine and calcium as well as high levels of bromide, chloride, and electrolytes. Our bodies can consume these nutrients through the mineral rich mud & waters in this miraculous body of water. Other traces of minerals in the Dead Sea include silicon dioxide, calcium oxide, aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, iron oxide, sodium oxide, potassium oxide, titanium oxide, sulfur trioxide, and phosphorous pentoxide.
Dead Sea salt & mud are including in many cosmetic and beauty treatments and are a great alternative so that if you cant get to Israel you can enjoy the benefits of one of nature's wonders at home. Dead Sea mud can help keep your skin healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated. Try some today!
How to use
Apply Dead Sea mud to a clean face with fingers. Allow mud to dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Pat face dry.
Dead Sea mud gives you a spa quality facial and acts as a detoxifier removing toxins from pores and improves the natural hydration of your skin. Also reduces redness and inflammation from acne breakouts.
Apply to sore muscle or joint area. Massage in a circular motion to aid in circulation. Let mud dry for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
Dead Sea mud softens skin while the absorbing into muscles and joints to ease pain in joints and muscles.
Ehrhardt, Hans-Peter, Bremgartner, Urquhart Department of Dermatology University of Kiel 2004
Bathing in a Magnesium-Rich Dead Sea Salt Solution Improves Skin Barrier Function, Enhances Skin Hydration, and Reduces Inflammation in Atopic Dry Skin
Evan-Patz; Shani J. International Journal of Dermatology Volume 28 Vol. 1 January 1989
The Dead Sea and Psoriasis