Dead Sea Salts
In the 1950s studies concluded that authentic salts extracted from the Dead Sea had a proven therapeutic effect on skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dead Sea salts contain a high concentration of minerals and salts which scientists found reduce inflammation, itching and skin roughness. Magnesium salts, the prevalent minerals in Dead Sea water, are known to be effective in treating inflammatory diseases. The high mineral content present in Dead Sea salt and the detoxifying properties of the salts and mud, cleanse and detoxify the body naturally, pulling toxins away and out from the skin and offering quick and effective relief from some of the symptoms of psoriasis.
Dead Sea salts are rich in health inducing minerals such as:
They can soothe the body, easing muscle tension and soften the skin. Magnesium salts are known to enhance barrier repair of the skin.
Although carried out in 1994, a study of 166 patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis were treated at the Dead Sea for a period of 3 weeks. Significant improvements were found in 144 patients through having mud packs and sulphur baths, reducing spinal pain and range of movement in the lumbar spine. To support this, a later study in 2000 found similar conclusions.
Bathing and showering in high quality sea salt can help replenish the minerals critical to our skins' metabolism. Dead Sea salts can be dissolved in luke-warm water and used to gently scrub the skin to remove the dead skin cells. Using a Dead Sea mud soap can help soften the skin, cleaning away oil, bacteria and dirt particles, leaving skin purified.
The skin is then prepared for a good quality emollient to help rehydrate the skin. It's especially important to regularly apply an emollient to your hands and face because they are exposed to the elements more than any other part of your body.
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