The Dead Sea has unique high concentrations of salts and minerals. This mud had been used for centuries both as a cure for skin problems and as a youth enhancing cosmetic product. Studies have shown a connection between the use of Dead Sea mud and health benefits and healing properties for physical ailments. Of course, the mud is not to be used as a replacement for medical treatments that have been prescribed by your doctor. Although Dead Sea mud is not a permanent healer, but regular use of it can provide physical relief.
Benefits of Dead Sea Mud
- Detoxify: The mud gently exfoliates the skin, drawing out impurities and toxins. The mud’s rich mineral content accelerates natural exfoliation and restores your skin’s pH balance. It’s also great for oily, acne-prone skin. The mud increases circulation, bringing vital nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells and carrying away toxins and wastes. All (good) facials stimulate blood flow, so do body masks or wraps. All help regain healthy and normal cell functioning. When it dries, toxins that may be present in your skin cells from your everyday diet are drawn out.
Helps your skin look and feel better: The Dead Sea has a unique high concentration of salts and minerals, and is particularly rich in magnesium, sodium, potassium, calcium, and iron. The mud nourishes the skin and naturally softens and moisturizes. Using Dead Sea mud dramatically improves the skin’s appearance and health, leaving it more tone, even in texture, and clearer. The mud’s great effects include improving elasticity and minimizing pores, wrinkles and lines.
- Relief of skin conditions: One study after another found a link between the usage of Dead Sea mud and the treatment of skin conditions. Symptoms of skin disorders like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, and vitiligo can be helped by using Dead Sea mud.. This is especially effective when used in conjunction with more natural therapies, such as bathing in the Dead Sea, moisturizing creams, and increased sun exposure.
- Pain relief: The therapeutic Dead sea mud is useful for treating many pains and aches caused by rheumatic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and chronic diseases like fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis. It has been also found to help with sports injuries, and recovery from orthopedic surgeries and relaxing sore muscles. The mud is a simple treatment, easy to try at home in treating specific body parts. A great deal of improvement can be gained when combining mud treatments with soaks in water enriched with Dead Sea salt.