A geological phenomenon located in Israel, the Dead Sea’s waters are known for being a Fountain of Youth. At 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is not only the world’s lowest natural body, but is one of the saltiest. Being 8.6 times saltier than the ocean, the Dead Sea contains the highest levels of silica, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium of any body of water in the world. These high concentrations of nutrients and minerals are increasingly being tapped by skin care companies to deliver products that can enhance the health and condition of the skin.
The combination of highly concentrated minerals makes the Dead Sea Salts excellent at detoxifying and exfoliating the skin, along with deeply cleansing the pores. These salts also strengthen and firm skin tissue, while stimulating blood circulation. Dead Sea Salts essentially peel off dead skin cells to stimulate collagen renewal. In addition, they provide balance to your skin, and sustain balanced water and moisture levels.
Today, several dead sea salts skin care brands have channeled the healing powers of the Dead Sea into skin care products. Examples of such brands include Nio Dead Sea Skin Care, whose Nio Salt & Oil Body Scrub has become a Make Me Heal staff favorite. The Nio scrub combines the Dead Sea’s healing abilities with common nourishing oils, such as jojoba oil, wheat germ oil, olive oil, sesame oil, and avocado oil. These oils interact well with the Dead Sea Salts, as they provide additional wrinkle-reducing, pH-balancing anti-aging properties.
Another well known brand is Ahava Skin Care, which means Love in Hebrew. One of our favorite products from the comprehensive line is the Ahava Dead Sea Mineral Mud, which is a rich formulation of black mineral mud straight from the Dead Sea which cleans and purifies the body’s skin in a way that a regular cleanser just can’t do. If you’ve ever had a mud treatment in a spa, the feeling is similar as Ahava’s Mud leaves your skin feeling incredibly smooth and moisturized.
With more skin care brands now channeling the powers of the Dead Sea, you can now enjoy its skin healing and restorative benefits from the comfort of your home.
Check out the full lines of Nio and Ahava here: