Enlivening Dead Sea Minerals
Posted on September 23 2015
So named for the lack of any aquatic life, The Dead Sea is characterized by its hyper-salinity which is just one of the things that make it so enigmatic. Bordered by Palestine and Jordan, it’s almost 10 times saltier than the ocean but also contains eight times more minerals than most sea water, minerals that are essential for beauty and health. Having been associated with wellness and beauty since ancient times, one of the world's first spas was opened up along the shores of the sea.
Dead Sea salts and mud are scientifically proven to show great results in the treatment of conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, skin disorders including acne and breakouts, seborrhea, dandruff and rheumatism to name just a few, all conditions which are mostly resulting from a magnesium deficiency in the body. It is the rich magnesium content contained in Dead Sea products that can seep in through our pores and restore the body’s mineral stores to their optimal levels.
Sea salt derived magnesium and other minerals are all the rage in alternate skin care and spa therapy routines. Trans-dermal magnesium therapy is what allows for magnesium to be transmitted into your system through all the layers of your skin, proving more beneficial than orally ingesting magnesium supplements and magnesium rich foods. Simply, applying magnesium rich Dead Sea products onto your skin or bathing in Dead Sea salts can deliver essential magnesium to your skin and body more effectively than taking it in through your mouth. Trans-dermal magnesium therapy is proven to alleviate muscle pain, hemorrhoids, lower blood pressure, provide relief from water retention and bloating, expedite the healing of wounds and cure skin ailments of almost every kind, leaving the skin supple and elastic.
In addition to being rich in magnesium, calcium and a host of other essential minerals, the Dead Sea is also rich in bromine. Bromine was widely used as a sedative in the early 1800’s and to date has a relaxing effect of the muscles and nerves of the body.
Conatural's Dead Sea range of products are FREE from toxic chemicals such as parabens, triclosan, SLS, silicones and PPD.
Almost every time we hear of salts, we instantly think dehydration. It is important to understand that there are many types of salts with many different functions. For example, when you have an upset stomach and you take ORS (oral rehydrating salts), they help restore the necessary levels of hydration and moisture to your body. Certain salts have a unique ability to attract and hold water, which makes them very effective in moisturizing the skin.
The ordinary salt that we use in food, sodium chloride is very dehydrating, but mineral salt, such as Dead Sea salt, is rich in magnesium and calcium. These improve the skin’s condition re moisture by reinforcing the protective layers of your skin. These minerals, in addition to zinc and potassium, help to balance out the skin’s water content. They are hydroscopic meaning that they attract water and deliver it deep to all layers of the skin, making them especially effective for dry and aging skin with pronounced fine lines.