Eastport, NY (PressExposure) September 08, 2009 -- It is easy to wonder if Dead Sea mud is nothing more than an expensive type of regular, ordinary mud. However, it's important to know that it is most definitely not the same. In fact, regular mud is dirty, unsanitary and contains high levels of toxins, such as lead and bacteria, which can have a damaging effect on the skin. On the other hand, Dead Sea mud is very useful for cleansing and purifying the skin.
Dead Sea mud is actually one of the most beneficial types of mud in the world. In fact, medical research has shown that mud from the Dead Sea can be used to cure a variety of different skin conditions. For example, Dead Sea mud is very effective for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis pain, fibromyalgia, muscle stiffness, joint inflammation, dry skin, etc. Even individuals who don't suffer from these conditions enjoy the benefits of applying Dead Sea Mud to their skin because it has a high density of both salts and minerals, which are ideal for keeping skin feeling healthy and youthful.
The Dead Sea is a very salty body of water, with a saline level between 28% and 35%. Even the world's saltiest oceans are only 3% to 6%. The Dead Sea's high mineral salt content is partly due to the fact that it is completely landlocked, so any water that flows into it from the Jordan River is trapped until it evaporates. Evaporation happens quickly because that particular region is extremely hot. When the water evaporates, the salty minerals are left behind, causing the remaining water to become concentrated with salt.
As the Dead Sea water evaporates, the salt and minerals get absorbed into the mud at the bottom of the sea. This mud is then extracted and packaged, with all the impurities removed. The minerals which are present in the mud are all natural minerals which your skin needs. By using Dead Sea mud, or a mud mask, you are basically feeding your skin the essential minerals that it needs to maintain proper moisture levels.
Medical research has now confirmed that the minerals and salts from the Dead Sea contain healing properties that are effective in treating various diseases and skin allergies. In addition, it is common for the skin to show improvement in its outer appearance and elasticity after coming in contact with Dead Sea minerals.
Better blood circulation, metabolism and a more relaxed nervous system are also common results of using Dead Sea mud. It has also been known to heal wounds, stimulate hair roots, cure dermatitis, eliminate dandruff, heal bone and cartilage inflammation, relieve stress and fatigue, etc.
Dead Sea mud is one of the healthiest things you can use on your skin. Studies show that the minerals found in the Dead Sea provide the body and skin with extensive benefits, including but not limited to the following:
- Promotion and healing of skin tissue.
- Maintaining proper moisture levels.
- Prevents and cures allergies.
- Provides the skin with anti-allergenic protection.
- Protects against airborne pollutants.
- Helps to counteract internal toxins.
- Aids relaxation and promotes a soothing effect.
- Improves blood circulation and natural skin generation.
- Cleanses the skin and removes dirt particles, impurities and toxins.
- Provides effective relief for skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and wrinkles.
- Moisturizes the skin and helps natural skin hydration.
- Exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal a more healthier and youthful layer of skin.
When Dead Sea mud dries on the surface of the skin, it pulls out any toxins that may be present in your skin cells from your everyday diet. This leaves the skin completely clean, refreshed and pure. It also firms and tightens the skin, providing an exceptional anti-aging benefit, leaving the skin looking younger.
"Comprised of many layers of sedimentary clay formed over thousands of years, rich black mineral mud from the Dead Sea contains an extremely high concentration of minerals, scientifically proven to be essential in the maintenance of healthy skin," says Frank Buonanotte, CEO of Honeymark International. "Our Mud Mask replenishes and revitalizes the skin, restoring its natural suppleness and moisture levels while alleviating and soothing soreness, redness and cracking."