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How Does Dead Sea Salts Help?

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Salt has gotten a bad reputation when it comes to using them on our skin.  Many people think that salt in skin care products will dry their skin but just the opposite is true especially when it comes to Dead Sea salts.  The truth is, Dead Sea salts have many amazing skin benefits.

What Is The Dead Sea?

The Dead Sea is a body of water that is 1,407 feet below sea level making it the lowest place of earth. Located in both Israel and Jordan is almost 10 times saltier than the ocean and because of this plants and animals cannot live in it.  For this reason it has earned the name The Dead Sea.  The water in the Dead Sea is so dense that you can actually float in it.  People have been coming to the Dead Sea for thousands of years in order to enjoy the health benefits of its waters.  Today many people still spend time at spas at the Dead Sea in order to enjoy the health benefits of the salt and mud found only in that area of the world.

What Is So Special About Dead Sea Salts?

Dead Sea salts contain a unique mix of minerals that have many skin benefits.

The minerals in Dead Sea salts include magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, potassium, sodium, and zinc.  One of the skin benefits of Dead Sea salts is that they help the skin hold on to water and as such help the skin stay moisturized. Many people think that using salt on their skin will dry their skin out, but it turns out that is not the case.  The right kind of salt will actually hydrate your skin. In addition the magnesium and calcium in Dead Sea salts help strengthen the skin's barrier function.  In other words, this combination of minerals helps the skin protect itself from outside forces.  If that isn't enough, Dead Sea salts can also promote circulation in the skin and can speed up the process by which old skin cells are replaced by new skin cells.  Lastly, there is research that says Dead Sea salts can help improve skin roughness and reduce inflammation.

 

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