The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth of any land mass (1,385 feet below sea level, to be exact). The volume of water that evaporates from it is higher than that which flows into it, such that this body of water has the highest concentration of minerals and salt in the world.
A common therapetic application is the Dead Sea Mud Mask. This mud mask contains active natural trace elements important to renew your deteriorating skin cells.
The benefits of the region’s mud and mineral salts have been well known since early times. Perhaps among the most famous visitor to the “World’s Oldest Spa” was Cleopatra, who with her husband Herod the Great often visited the area for the remedial properties its minerals and mud. Today, these mineral salts refer to salt extracted or taken from its waters. It is a popular ingredient of many common bath products including bath salts, salt scrubs, foot scrubs, body wraps, bath bombs, soaps, and a wide variety of other cosmetic products.
The Dead Sea is popular with tourists from all over the world for its respected therapeutic effects. The water is distinct, as it has ten times the salt content of other sea water. Because of its greater density, this allows anyone to easily float on its water. Its mineral composition is also different from ocean water since only 12-18 % of Dead Sea mineral salts are sodium chloride. In comparison, 97 % of the salt in normal ocean water is sodium chloride.
Many other minerals are found in the dense mud and salts of the Dead Sea. These include high levels of bromide, magnesium, potassium, calcium and chloride. Exposure to its water is acclaimed for nourishing the skin, easing rheumatic discomfort, activating the circulatory system, and relaxing the nerves. Its very high density allows the body to float effortlessly. This special feature permits free a relaxed movement in the water, thus enhancing the effects of physiotherapy.
A wide variety of health-related conditions affecting different parts of the body are relieved by mineral-rich mud and mineral salts, perhaps because the minerals found in this sea are necessary to human life itself. Metabolism, relaxation, and circulation are all supported by these minerals, and conditions as various as arthritis, fatigue, migraines, dandruff and eczema have all been shown to benefit from treatment with Dead Sea mineral products. These minerals are the foundation of intelligent skin care, because they so perfectly maintain skin moisture levels, sustain skin cells, and provide the skin with natural, anti-allergenic protection.
To experience the benefits of using the famous mud and minerals first hand, try a Dead Sea Facial Mask.