The benefits of Dead Sea brine are not immediately obvious, unless you are aware of the fact that one type of salt is not the same as any other. In fact, the Dead Sea has one advantage over other so-called natural salts in that it is an ancient inland sea which is not subject to a continuous flow of water into it and out of it.
Because of this, this body of water has retained the remnants of its one-time habitation by a large number of different organisms, ranging from fish to mollusks, and is consequently packed full of minerals, vitamins and many other nutritious substances that can help to supplement what is occasionally missing from your diet through direct contact with, and absorption through, your skin.
The reason that Dead Sea brine is so effective is that you can maximize the absorption through bathing in it. Yes, nutrients can be absorbed through the skin in the form of creams, oils and emoluments, but not nearly as much as liquids can when your body is immersed in them.
One of the conditions that Dead Sea brine can help to relieve is the immune system response known as psoriasis. This causes skin cells to be regenerated at several times the normal rate and can be a very unsightly though completely innocuous skin condition. Many who suffer from psoriasis use the brine and the salts regularly to maintain their condition, and in some cases even cure it.
The brine cleans out your pores and keeps them free of oils, and can hence help to prevent acne, and healthy pores and follicles also means healthy hair. For overall skin conditioning it is difficult to beat Dead Sea brine. But what are the drawbacks?
The first is that this natural skin care product is one of the most imitated of them all. There is nothing to stop any Tom, Dick or Harry from dissolving some table salt in tap water, adding a bit of baking soda and something to make it just ever so slightly translucent, and selling it as the genuine thing. Even ordinary sea water has been bottled and sold.
One of the better ways to take advantage of the properties of the concentrated minerals contained in this brine is to use skin care products that have been formulated with it. What would you rather purchase: a product containing Vitamin E, glycol, collagen, ethanolamine, hydrogenated lecithin and sodium lauryl sulfate, or a natural oil containing Dead Sea brine?
Even by itself, the brine is natural and beneficial to your skin. However, the Dead Sea is gradually drying up due to the River Jordan being increasing diverted and used for irrigation and drinking water, and there will come a time when there is none. Until that day, fakes will become an increasing problem so if you can get your hands on the real stuff then enjoy the benefits of Dead Sea brine while it is still available.
Laura’s website Castle Baths Spa Products offers information on a several different natural skin care products, and for more information on using dead sea brine for skin care, check out Castle Baths Dead Sea Brine.