Mineral Salt Treatments
The Dead Sea is about 1,385 feet beneath sea level and 1,240 feet deep; it's the lowest spot on Earth. Its salt content is almost 10 times greater than the oceans'. But unlike any ocean, its water also contains high levels of magnesium, calcium and potassium, which collectively benefit the skin and body in a myriad of ways. Its water also is low in allergens like pollen, high in atmospheric pressure. Additionally, it is capable of solar irradiation.
Dead sea salts are widely used to treat a variety of conditions, including skin problems like psoriasis, acne and eczema. The salts also have been shown to assist with sleeping problems, arthritis and stress. Treatments with Dead Sea salts additionally can be used to reduce the incidence of allergies among many types of sufferers.
Dead Sea salt treatments promote the regeneration of cells and skin elasticity while furthering moisture retention, balancing body and skin moisture, reducing water retention, healing skin and strengthening cells. Additionally, treatments are lauded for reducing wrinkles and for their anti-aging properties. Dead Sea salts also exfoliate the skin, eliminate toxins, unclog pores and reduce wrinkles.
Scientists continue to uncover the benefits of Dead Sea salts, while finding new ways to positively exploit the Dead Sea's resources. Scientists, professors and doctors currently are conducting studies in dermatology, diseases of the respiratory system, cardiac disorders and rheumatological diseases.