About The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is a salt lake between Jordan and Israel that despite being labeled dead due to its inability to sustain aquatic life, has cosmetic and therapeutic benefits to humans because of its unique composition. The Dead Sea's healing properties have been known for thousands of years, the salt minerals are very rich in vitamins and minerals containing high levels of potassium, sodium, and magnesium just to name a few. These elements are well known for their beneficial roles on the skin.
The Hero In Saltie Soul Scrubs and Soaks
Saltie Soul use the finest naturally evaporated, mineral rich Dead Sea salts, harvested from the southern shores of the Dead Sea in Israel, where the mineral content of the waters is at its highest. These skin replenishing sea minerals are the hero ingredient in all Saltie Soul scrubs and soaks at are perfectly balanced in all Saltie Soul face Mask Kits and Cleansing cloths. The use of Dead Sea bath salts at home is an effective way to relax and absorb the minerals of the Dead Sea. Research has proven the efficiency of Dead Sea bath salts in alleviating skin diseases such as psoriasis, and it is also highly beneficial for relieving muscle tension, softening the skin or for simply relaxing and enjoying a rejuvenating experience. Bath salts also stimulate blood and Lymph circulation, since the high mineral content improves circulation by stimulating the flow of oxygen to the skin, this has an additional benefit of draining trapped fluids. This action is especially good for relieving circulatory related ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism. Skin regeneration is also achieved, as the high mineral content helps skin to breathe and provides it with the nourishment for cell renewal and regeneration.
Benefits Of Dead Sea Minerals
Dead Sea Minerals stimulate and enhance natural blood circulation, encourage regeneration of the skin cells thus improving the quality and elasticity of the skin. Research suggests Dead Sea minerals help skin disorders through strengthening the skin tissues, maintaining the chemical balance of the skin, stimulating blood circulation and eliminating toxins from the skin. They have also been found to improve skin conditions such as;
acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea plus boasts of anti-aging properties.
Improving the Appearance Of Wrinkles
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 moisturised. Research indicates moisture in the skin can lead to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and the prevention of new wrinkle formation. Dead Sea salts work in contrast to artificial moisturisers which replace your skin’s moisture with artificial moisture, the salt in Dead Sea Minerals penetrates deeply into the skin and enhances retention of moisture. 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
Skin Loving Minerals
The Dead Sea is known to contain more than 21 skin-loving minerals, below is a list of just some of the most common minerals and their benefits:
Magnesium: Promotes healing of skin tissue and provides skin surface with anti-allergic element. Essential for cell metabolism.
Bromide: Soothes skin, relaxes body muscles, and tranquilizes nerves.
Iodine: Important for the correct functioning of thyroid glad and is an important factor in the body's
Sulfur: A natural disinfectant (constituent of certain vitamins).
Potassium: A moisture regulator maintains neutral environment in the skin. Calcium: A building block for corrective tissue under the skin surface.
Sodium: Relieves stiffness and muscle cramps and maintains neutral environment in the skin.
Zinc: A key factor in enzymatic regulation of cell proliferation.
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