This afternoon, I got to use a few products that my dad got me from the Dead Sea, which is only a few hours’ drive from where he lives in Jordan. It’s really amazing how just a few minutes of pampering can completely change how we feel about ourselves. I’ve used tons of masks on my face before, but there was something about knowing that what I was putting on my face was from the earth that made me feel really good. My excitement sparked a curiosity that made me want to know more about the dead sea.
The Dead Sea lies at the bottom of the Syrian – African Rift Valley. Known in Biblical times as the Eastern Sea, the Romans called it Mare Mortuum. This remnant of the sea, which covered the area over two million years ago, is the lowest natural place on Earth. The waters of the Dead Sea are unique, having a total salt concentration that is 10 times higher than ocean water. The balance of the salts in Dead Sea water are magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides.
Why are these types of salts beneficial?
Magnesium is important for both combatting stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming the nervous system.
Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails.
Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise.
Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function).
The skin absorbs Dead Sea salt, vitamins and other substances into the body. It is universally accepted these Dead Sea salts and vitamins can have a wonderful effect on circulation and metabolism. Can’t wait to visit!