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Dead Sea Salts: Research Into The Benefits

Katie Stoddart

Benefits of Exfoliation Salt Body Scrubs

Dead Sea Salts are unique to any other salts in the world in that they contain very high levels of magnesium and potassium chlorides. It's no wonder it features as a key ingredient in Saltie Soul products.

Harari, Marco. “Demographic evaluation of successful antipsoriatic climatotherapy at the Dead Sea (Israel) DMZ Clinic”. International journal of dermatology 36 (4): 304–305.

In research about Dead Sea Salt and its effect on patients suffering from psoriasis, Dr. J. Arndt made a study on fifty patients aged between 14 and 77 years old who were treated with Dead Sea Salts. The baths were controlled and skin of the patients was thoroughly rinsed with running water. Patients were treated with 3-4 Dead Sea Salt baths per week, for 3 weeks. Results showed that the majority of patients’ symptoms were significantly diminished within the first week of treatment, with steady improvements observed in the following weeks. The most important noted relief was from the itching associated with psoriasis. More than half (54%) of the patients were totally healed, while 22 cases marked impressive improvements.

Proksch, Ehrhardt MD, PhD et al. “Bathing in a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution improves skin barrier function, enhances skin hydration, and reduces inflammation in atopic dry skin”, International Journal of Dermatology, February 2005.

Sufferers of common skin ailments and disorders, such as acne, eczema and dermatitis are often aware of the benefits of regular soaks in Dead Sea Salt baths. A study, conducted by Erhhardt Proksch, MD, PhD, reported that the high concentration of magnesium in Dead Sea Salt was instrumental in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation.

Ehrhardt, Proksch. “Bathing in a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution: follow-on review”. International journal of dermatology 46 (2): 177–179. doi:10.1111/j.1365-4632.2005.02079.x

Research by Dr. Proksch found that Dead Sea Salts can play a significant role as an anti-aging treatment. Dr. Proksch’s findings indicated that Dead Sea Salt benefits showed a 40% reduction in the depth of wrinkling.

 


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