Throughout history, the Dead Sea has been mentioned for its benefits in skin health , to relieve and repair skin and joint conditions.
In the bible they already called it like the eastern sea.
The Romans and Greeks also spoke of this sea, as the sea of mud, Cleopatra and King Herod knew and already used its benefits.
Located between the borders of Israel, the West Bank and Jordan.
The Dead Sea is at its lowest point, 417 meters below sea level , making it the lowest body of water on the planet.
The salinity of this water has a concentration of 340 grams per liter of water, 10 times more than the Mediterranean Sea , this makes it float effortlessly.
The ambient air conditions are dry, rich in oxygen ( 8% more than normal ) and it is not polluted.
Known for its extraordinary healing properties , the Dead Sea contains more than 21 essential minerals that are not found in any other sea or ocean in the world.
Magnesium, Calcium, Silica, Sodium and Potassium , among many others, are the assets that contribute to its therapeutic actions.
And lots of sulfides.
It is so much water, salts, muds and plants from the Dead Sea that are responsible for its renowned beneficial action, they say that it is useful in all dermatological conditions , in cell renewal, in improving hydration capacity, on rheumatic problems , improving the circulatory system , repair body cells, as an exfoliator, cleanser, detox effect and skin softener.
Many times we are told that Dead Sea cosmetics are very effective for the skin, but to know how it works we have to know its assets.
As people mature, the natural hydration of the skin gradually decreases, this loss of ability to stay hydrated causes the skin to age.
The minerals contained in the Dead Sea, thanks to their hygroscopic characteristics, have the ability to be absorbed by cells and due to the general characteristics, it improves the ability to increase intracellular water , which is why these minerals have the ability to improve the natural hydration of the skin.
ACTIVE MINERALS FROM THE DEAD SEA
Its action is vital in the maintenance and repair of body cells.
Improves elasticity and hydration of the skin.
It contributes to the growth of new cells, regulates the body’s water balance.
Potassium has an important impact on skin rejuvenation, hydration and radiance.
It is the most abundant mineral in the human body. In the skin its action is of help in cell renewal, anti-aging, better resistance against wrinkles and against cell damage from free radicals.
It has an important action in the production of Catalase, the enzyme that acts as an antioxidant by preventing DNA damage, very important on the collagen and elastin of the skin.
Improves skin metabolism, stimulates defense against free radicals, slowing down skin aging.
Detoxifies, relaxes, softens the skin, acts as a defense against allergic symptoms.
Thus, the functions of the minerals that the Dead Sea contains are:
Reduce the speed of skin aging , thanks to Calcium, Sodium and Bromine that stimulates cell renewal, nourishes the most superficial layers of the skin and improves its hydration.
Stimulates the capacity for uptake and maintenance of intracellular water.
It improves skin elasticity, reduces pore size and improves wrinkles by nourishing the skin with essentials.
MUDS OF THE DEAD SEA
The Dead Sea mud is unique, a mineral and black mud , with proven and important benefits for health and particularly for the skin.
This mineral mud has exfoliating actions, deep cleansing , detoxifying, softening, decreasing pore size, reducing the size of wrinkles, improving elasticity and nourishing the skin of different active minerals.
The active minerals of the Dead Sea mixed with the earth, give it that grayish-black color and the consistency of wet clay.
It can be applied to the skin of the body and face as a natural mask.
Some brands add other components such as plant extracts of plants and flowers to reduce irritations and improve the actions of this mud, leaving the skin fresh and clean.
SALTS FROM THE DEAD SEA
The saline concentration of this sea is more than 30%, which gives the water great density and gives it the property of high buoyancy , which the bath and swimming in it gives it unique properties.
Different scientific studies indicate that Dead Sea climatotherapy is beneficial for treating different skin ailments such as:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Early stages of mycosis fungoides
- Lichen planus
The mud contains a large amount of minerals and sulfides, which gives them an important antibacterial action and improves vascularity.
All of these treatments have been scientifically documented for more than 40 years.
The recommended treatment in the Dead Sea is that of immersion for a short time in the Dead Sea and gradual exposure of between an hour and a half to two and a half hours in the sun, during the morning and then in the afternoon, that is why these treatments are not recommended during winter.