Dead Sea is located in the Jordan Rift Valley, bordered by Israel. It is the lowest point on Earth at 430.5 meters (1412 feet) below sea level, it is a lake of turquoise waters with salt crystals jutting out of it, and golden-brown hills surrounding it. Its hyper-salty waters and mineral-rich mud are known for their many health benefits, and many tourists and locals alike visit the hotels and spas on its beaches for mud treatments and salt baths.
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The Dead Sea’s earliest known name is recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures, where it is referred to as “the Salt Sea”, from the Book of Genesis through to The Prophets and later writings. This name was given to due to its unique character: its significantly high salt content, which makes it a source for rock and sea salts. In the later Roman Era, salt was a highly-valued, strictly controlled commodity, more so than gold or silver. The Roman armies were paid in salt, rather than hard currency, The Latin word for salt – “sal” – forms the basis of the word ‘salary’ from this same meaning.
Dead Sea salt was used by the peoples of Ancient Egypt and it has been utilized in various unguents, skin creams, and soaps since then.
It is widely known that there are minerals in sea salt, but the unique composition of the Dead Sea water apparently makes its salt more potent.
Dead Sea Salts : an incredibly high concentration of minerals
What makes the Dead Sea special is its high salt content which is super rich in minerals. Dead sea salt contains a boatload of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, potassium and zinc, which are easily absorbed by the skin.
► Magnesium –Promotes cell metabolism, speeds up healing of skin tissue, soothes damaged skin, protects skin from microbes that cause allergies.
► Calcium – Balances sebum, enhances skin hydration, promotes cell renewal, prevents wrinkles & fine lines, offers skin cancer protection.
► Sulfur – Natural disinfectant, purifies skin, detoxifies the body, promotes hair growth.
► Bromide – Soothes skin, relieves muscle cramps, calms nerves, repairs skin cells, revitalizes dull complexion.
► Potassium – Replenishes much-needed moisture, reduces puffy skin, reduces water retention.
► Sodium – cleanses skin, relieves stiff & sore muscles, fights off skin cell degenerating free radicals, exfoliates dead cells, detoxifies skin.
► Zinc – fights acne, protects skin from sunburns and harsh winds.
Many people visit the Dead Sea every year to take salt baths and mud treatments, in order to improve various conditions and illnesses (such as psoriasis, arthritis and various allergies) and get their skin rejuvenated. Minerals from the Dead Sea can also be found in Dead Sea beauty products manufactured in various factories around the Dead Sea.
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