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Clean, Calm and Clarify Your Skin With a Dead Sea Salt Bath Soak

Posted by The Salt Box on 7th Jun 2018

The Dead Sea is a fascinating body of water that holds a long-coveted secret: it’s a wonderful source of minerals that are widely lauded for their therapeutic qualities. 

A soak in Dead Sea salts is a wonderful way to cleanse and clarify your skin, and treat pesky skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Dead Sea salt has been used for centuries for treating dermatological conditions, and cleaning and soothing the skin. It is so much more than your average sea salt. Extraordinary climatic and environmental conditions make the Dead Sea truly remarkable place, and its salt deposits are unlike anything else in the world.

If you’re looking for a natural way to give your skin some TLC, treat pesky skin conditions, or simply cleanse away dirt, oils and imperfections, it’s hard to go past Dead Sea salt. Let’s take a look at how it can help you.

What Is Dead Sea Salt?

Dead Sea salt is a natural salt harvested from the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, which is located in between Jordan, Israel and Palestine. It is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, rivalled only by hyper-saline lakes in Antarctica, Djibouti, and The Caspian Sea.

There are over 20 different minerals found in Dead Sea salt aside from sodium chloride (the main constituent of sea salt) including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, zinc and potassium. It is these minerals that are the reason behind the wonderful therapeutic qualities of the salt.

The origins of these minerals being used for their health and beauty properties can be traced as far back as biblical times. According to the Book of Samuel, King Solomon presented the Queen of Sheba with Dead Sea salts as a gift when she visited the Holy Land. 

It’s also said that Cleopatra used Dead Sea salts extensively in her beauty regimen, and that she commanded that infrastructure be built around the Sea so that she could establish pharmaceutical and cosmetic clinics to offer salt therapies to privileged guests.

How Will a Soak In Dead Sea Salt Help Your Skin?

All these minerals, combined with the natural benefits of salt and the rejuvenating qualities of a warm bath, have a range of benefits for your skin.

  • Clear away dead skin, dirt, oils and imperfections: Dead Sea salt has wonderful antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties that help cleanse and detoxify the pores by driving out oils, dirt and other impurities. This helps to eliminate acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It is also a fantastic exfoliator, and is great for sloughing off dead skin and other impurities.
  • Improve circulation to promote healthy skin: Dead Sea salt has the ability to increase blood circulation at the skin's surface. This aids skin rejuvenation and cellular renewal and helps promote the release of toxins.
  • Calm skin allergies, eczema, and psoriasis: Dead Sea salt water will work wonders on skin allergies and conditions. The rich minerals (such as magnesium, bromide, zinc and sulfur) work to exfoliate dead skin, help reduce inflammation, deliver nutrients and fight off allergens and microbes.
  • Fight off pro-aging free radicals: The minerals found in the salts help fight oxidation in the skill cells by eliminating free radicals, helping your skin looking younger and more vibrant. It’s fibroblast-protecting and hydrating properties also help to keep the skin looking plump, refreshed and younger.
  • Keep your skin moist: Calcium, zinc and potassium work to promote moisture retention, helping your skin stay soft, plump and hydrated.
  • How To Use Dead Sea Salt On Your Feet

    To enjoy the wonderful benefits of Dead Sea salt, dissolve two cups in warm bathwater, stirring to distribute evenly, and soak in it for at least 20 minutes. Be sure to keep a jar of fine grains handy for scrubbing your skin. Grab a handful and gently rub in smooth circular motions.

    Combining the salts with olive oil is a great way to make a simple, natural scrub. Try adding essential oils to your bath for an extra luxurious experience. Lavender, peppermint and frankincense are all wonderful choices, and will help calm the mind as well as the body!

    If you don’t have a bath, you can use salts in the shower too. Keep a jar handy in your bathroom to use as an invigorating body scrub. Massage gently into your neck, shoulders, arms and legs and rinse.

    You can also use salts on your face alone. Fill your basin with warm water and add a few tablespoons, stirring until they dissolve. Wash your face thoroughly and pat dry with a soft towels.

    If you are using Dead Sea salt as a scrub (especially on your face), make sure you are using fine grains as coarse varieties can aggravate the skin.

    We think there is no better way to pamper your pamper skin and soothe troublesome conditions than natural salts. Our Dead Sea salts are 100%, completely unrefined, offering you spa-quality luxury that you can experience at home.

    Buy Dead Sea salts here.