by Janna Robinson 4 min read

The amazing benefits of scrubbing with Dead Sea salt.
Some of the best beauty treatments have only been discovered in the last few years, but some have been around for ages.  And by ages I mean thousands of years. One of my absolute favorite “old school” beauty staples is Dead Sea salt. The name is a bit disconcerting because “dead” and “salt” are typically no the words that come to mind when you think of indulging in some serious self-care.  But don’t be alarmed.  This natural wonder has multiple benefits that make it worth adding to your pampering arsenal.

A History Lesson
A true marvel of nature, the Dead Sea is found in the Middle East between Jordan and Israel. While it’s been called the Dead Sea because no life can exist there, it’s actually a salt-water lake.

Since ancient times, Dead Sea salt has been a unique source of minerals which are created naturally under extraordinary climatic condition. The Dead Sea’s abundance of therapeutic properties have led many to visit its shores and soak in the healing waters. 

What makes the Dead Sea so special is its saline content is much greater than any other natural body of water. According to scientists, the water is nearly 10 times saltier than that found in the oceans. The water is also rich in a number of minerals that are beneficial to overall health. These minerals are known for their therapeutic properties.

Beauty Boosting Minerals Found in Dead Sea Salt
The Dead Sea contains many minerals which have been proven to nourish and delight skin in a variety of ways which lead to improved hydration and rejuvenation, allowing you to feel and look healthier.

Here is a short list of some of the marvelous minerals found in Dead Sea salt and what they can do for your skin.  Note these minerals are naturally produced in our bodies but must be replenished as they erode throughout the day.

  • Magnesium –Promotes cell metabolism, speeds up healing of skin tissue, soothes damaged skin, and protects skin from microbes that cause allergies. Magnesium boosts the hydration process by strengthening the lipid barrier of the skin.
  • Calcium – Enhances skin hydration, promotes cell renewal, prevents wrinkles & fine lines, and offers skin cancer protection.
  • Sulfur – Purifies skin, detoxifies the body and acts as a natural disinfectant
  • Bromide – Soothes skin, relieves muscle cramps, calms nerves, repairs skin cells and revitalizes dull complexion.
  • Potassium – Replenishes much-needed moisture, reduces puffy skin and reduces water retention.
  • Sodium – Cleanses skin, relieves stiff & tender muscles, combats skin cell degenerating free radicals, exfoliates dead cells, and detoxifies skin.
  • Zinc – Fights acne and protects skin from sunburns.

Scrub your way to enhanced hydration.
Salt is probably the last thing that come to mind when you think of hydration.  Isn’t salt used to dry things out? But this is not ordinary salt! 

Did you know that the unique mineral composition of Dead Sea salt can actually help moisturize and replenish your skin? If you suffer from dry skin, the nourishing effects of a Dead Sea salt bath can help restore your body’s natural moisture content. The Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium found in Dead Sea salt all work to replenish the much needed moisture your skin needs.  As an added bonus, when your skin is better able to maintain its moisture barrier, fine lines are harder to see and the appearance of cellulite is diminished. 

Treat Acne, Psoriasis and Eczema
Dead Sea salt can help soothe and alleviate the symptoms of acne. Acne is a bane of life that plagues many people – particularly in their teenage years and into their early 20’s.  Some suffer with acne their entire lives. Dead Sea salt can help lessen the suffering that acne brings.  Pure Dead Sea salt has a high sulfur content. Sulfur has been proven to work as a powerful cleanser used to treat and prevent blemishes and reduce and soothe skin inflammation.  It is also helpful for those who suffer from the occasional breakout as well.

Dead Sea Salt may help alleviate the effects of psoriasis.  Studies have also shown that Dead Sea salt has tremendous healing effects on psoriasis. Working in a variety of ways to alleviate discomfort, Dead Sea salt helps to strengthens skin tissue, improve blood circulation, eliminate toxins and balance the skin’s natural pH levels.

Dead Sea salt can help ease the symptoms of eczema. It can also help to treat eczema by exfoliating dead skin cells, rehydrating the skin and restoring depleted minerals. This aids in calming any itch, pain or other side effects, as well as disinfecting the treated area. The antiseptic properties of the Dead Sea salt removes irritants and impurities, which may greatly reduce the number of skin irritations.

Enjoy all the benefits from home
Hopefully by now I have you convinced about the benefits of Dead Sea salt.  Luckily for you there is no reason to grab your passport and hop on the next plane to the Middle East.  You can enjoy all the healing benefits of the Dead Sea from the convenience of your home.  The easiest way to add this powerhouse compound to your beauty arsenal is to find a Dead Sea salt scrub that you love and use it regularly.   At pureSCRUBS we make some amazing, all natural Dead Sea salt scrubs filled with skin loving oils and nutrients.  Not only that, we have over a dozen aromatic scents to choose from.  Try one of our Dead Sea salt scrubs.  I assure you that you will be glad you did.

Janna Robinson
Janna Robinson

Making luxurious all natural and organic body scrubs is my mission. Together with my team of passionate moms, we now handcraft hundreds of jars of body scrubs every week for women across the USA - spreading the benefits of soft, healthy and radiant skin one jar at a time.



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