For thousands of years the Dead Sea was purported to have special healing powers. The Dead Sea was known to to promote health and wellness, treat skin disorders, detoxify the body and prevent illness. As a result, for centuries people traveled around the world to soak in the waters of the Dead Sea for these medicinal powers. So does the dead sea have medicinal powers and if so why?
Well thanks to modern science we have been able to confirm the validity of the special healing powers of the Dead Sea. Science has identified the salt in the Dead Sea as the reason for the much of the special healing powers the ancients attributed to the sea. Scientist have shown that Dead Sea salt differs from regular sea salt in that it has a much lower sodium content, balanced by minerals that feed and nourish the skin and body. That's why we use the highest grade of Dead Sea salt in our Fresh Skin Bikini Body Salt scrubs because we want you to receive the therapeutic and beautifying benefits of this mineral-rich substance.
So what are some of the benefits of Scrubbing with Dead Sea salt?
Dead Sea salt is renowned for its ability to renew the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth and soften, and leave skin looking younger. According to a study performed by the University of Kiel in Germany, the minerals in Dead Sea Salt "are known to bind water, influence epidermal proliferation and differentiation, and enhance permeability barrier repair," which means that they help the skin retain water and keep it moisturized. More moisture in the skin leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and the prevention of new wrinkle formation.
As we age the circulation of blood to our skin lessens with time, depriving our skin of key nutrients necessary for cellular renewal and maintenance which in turn perpetuates aging. According to HealthGuidance, one of the main benefits of Dead Sea salt is its ability to increase blood circulation at the skin's surface. Increased blood circulation to the skin aids in skin rejuvenation and cellular renewal. Massaging Dead Sea salt onto your skin draws blood to the skin's surface, encouraging the release of toxins and promoting healing and renewal.
We have established the anti-aging benefits of our Dead Sea Salt Scrub as well as how it helps to improve blood circulation to skin's surface and the corresponding benefits. Additionally and to some more importantly, the minerals in Dead Sea salt help to heal and soothe problem skin, including skin suffering from psoriasis and eczema. According to Psoriasis Guru, the minerals in Dead Sea Salt, including magnesium, bromide, zinc and sulfur, help slow overactive cellular growth that causes psoriasis and also help to reduce inflammation and redness.
Gently scrubbing skin affected by psoriasis or eczema a few times a week helps to slough away dead skin, deliver necessary nutrients for healing, and moisturize the extremely dry skin that is the root cause of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
While the highest grade Dead Sea Salt we use in our salt scrubs has some great benefits we also infuse our salt scrub with other natural ingredients that are designed to enhance your skin. Please read part to of our discussion regarding our salt scrubs to learn more about the benefits of our products.