Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Can You Treat Psoriasis With Dead Sea Skincare Products?

Psoriasis affects so many people, and many of them are constantly looking for a treatment that will help cure their condition. Luckily, the Dead Sea is known for its benefits for treating psoriasis as well as other skin ailment. People who suffer from psoriasis and other skin condition come to its shores every year to enjoy its therapeutic properties. The unique combination of minerals, salt, black mud and hot sun can reduce the recurrence of the disease and make it less severe.
An Alternative Way to Cure Psoriasis
The Dead Sea is located at the lowest place on earth, at 200 feet below sea level. The bottom of the sea riches deep layers in the earth's core, accessing some of the highest concentration of minerals available. The high levels of salt in its water prevent any living creatures to sustain in it, hence the name the Dead Sea. But ironically, it has been improving people's health for centuries, since the ancient days of Queen Cleopatra and King Herod.
Being one of nature's natural spas, it has the perfect conditions to help treat skin ailment, body aches and poor blood circulation:
  • Dry dessert air, high in bromide that performs as a natural UVB filter. What it means is that you can prolong the amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting a sun burn.

  • The water is different from any other sea on the planet, with about 10 times the amount of salt than regular sea water. Also, the water is naturally enriched with hydrogen sulfide gas. In addition, the water is rich in vital minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium.

  • The Dead Sea Black mud from the bottom of the sea is rich in all the minerals found in the water, and also contain silica, an important mineral that hardens when it dries. All the minerals get absorbed into the skin, and when the mud is washed away it extracts all the impurities and dead cells from the top layer of the skin.
How To Treat Psoriasis?
If you are planning on visiting the Dead Sea, there are a few must do's while you are there. First, clear your schedule and prepare to stay at least a couple of weeks in order to give your skin a chance to heal. Pack a swim suit, sun glasses and a beach towel and get ready to spend your entire day in the sun. Next, try bathing in the Dead Sea water as much as possible.
Many researches have shown that bathing in Dead Sea water and lying in the dessert hot sun can produce an improvement rate of about 80% in psoriasis condition.
An aromatic bath with Dead Sea minerals and essential oils in not necessary a psoriasis treatment, but it is for sure a must do when visiting the Dead Sea - improving blood circulation and relaxing the body all over.
At home, you can still enjoy the benefits of the Dead Sea with skincare products such as bath salts, black mud wraps, sulfur soaps and other products that contain high minerals level.
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