At 3 million years old, The Dead Sea gets its name from the high mineral content which allows for nothing to live in its waters. Located in Israel, the Dead Sea is the lowest elevation point in the entire world. Most of us had some sort of knowledge about the Dead Sea. Here are some facts though, that you may of not of known about the Dead Sea.
- Did you know that the Dead Sea is the second saltiest sea in the world with a salt content of 33%? (First is Don Juan Pond in Antarctica). Since the salt content is so high, you are able to lay on the surface of the water without even trying to float!
- The unique salts contain many minerals which can treat a number of skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, hives, cellulite, dandruff, and many others. It has a natural healing qualities, clearing a lot of skin conditions.
- The Dead Sea mud is very high in magnesium, Vitamin E, calcium, and potassium; all great minerals for your skin. Many vacationers come seeking remedies for their skin conditions. The Dead Sea is the best free spa there is! Scientists have studied and concluded without a doubt that the Dead Sea mud benefits the skin. The mud has very strong cleansing capacity which is great for skin rejuvenating, cellulite, and skin dryness.
- The rim of the Dead Sea filters the sun’s ultraviolet rays. So it is the only place on earth where you can sunbathe for long periods with little or no sunburn because there are no harmful ultraviolet rays. You’re getting only ‘good’ UVB, which doesn’t happen anywhere else on the planet.
- Not only is the sea full of minerals, but the air is as well. Because of the low height in relation to the sea level, high atmospheric pressure is created in the Dead Sea which makes the air 6% richer in oxygen than normal. The air is also very rich in minerals such as magnesium and bromine.
Since traveling to The Dead Sea is unfortunately not that easy, we have many products that are available to us such as the Natural Elephant Dead Sea Mud Mask and the Natural Elephant Dead Sea Bath Salts to help with our skin. Learning more about the Dead Sea will come to find that there are many benefits not just for the skin, but for the overall well-being.