Unlocking The Dead Sea’s Winter Skincare Secrets

What mineral magic does Israel’s Dead Sea have that can bring dry wintery skin back to life?

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 1, 2017 16:00
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Dead Sea. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Have you been searching for that one skincare product that can turn your skin back from winter dryness to summer soft? The key to supple, young-feeling skin lies in probably the last place you’d look – a salty sea in the middle of the desert. Israel’s so-called “Dead Sea” has secrets that can bring dry wintery skin back to life.



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Cleopatra, Egypt’s famous beauty queen, ordered her skincare products from Israel’s Dead Sea. What did she know that you don’t? She knew that the Dead Sea has the highest concentration of salt in the whole world.

Wait, I know what you’re thinking. You know that salt is bad for your skin. Just think of rubbing salt into your wind-chapped knuckles; you’re probably wincing along with me. So why would the Dead Sea, the saltiest sea in the world, produce the world’s best skincare products?

It’s all to do with exactly what kind of salt we’re talking about. If you want to know the secret to the power of Dead Sea cosmetics, like the world-famous Ahava Dead Sea Skincare line, you have to understand the unique blend of minerals that are locked into her salts and mud.

Only Dead Sea salt is a powerhouse of nourishing trace minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphates, sulphates, and iron.





Potassium, magnesium and calcium are the only natural minerals that combat cellulite, while iron and phosphates are the building blocks of strong hair and nails and glowing skin.

A Dead Sea at-home spa treatment isn’t just for summer. The exclusive Dead Sea salts sting your blood circulation to move faster, particularly useful in winter when the cold slows down your metabolism. Better circulation improves skin elasticity, which in turn smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin look noticeably younger. As the mask dries out, the rich mineral deposits draw out the toxins and bacteria that cause unsightly blackheads, leaving your skin much clearer.

Dead Sea mud is also an extremely gentle natural exfoliant. It removes winter-damaged dead skin cells without irritating your skin, making space for young, glowing skin to shine through without being damaged by rough exfoliating scrubs.

Did you know that people suffering from serious skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema, travel from all over the world to the Dead Sea, in search of the only natural product that can bring them some relief? Every other skin treatment that is powerful enough to help carries real side effects if it’s used for too long, but because Dead Sea salts are natural, they are also safe to use. Ahava, in partnership with Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals, manufactures a special medical-oriented product line using Dead Sea salt and mud, with treatments for psoriasis, excema, diabetes-induced dry feet, and more.



The Dead Sea is the saltiest sea in the world, remember? That means that mud from her shores has a higher concentration of these nourishing minerals than anywhere else on the planet – up to twenty times more.

Dead Sea cosmetics use such a rich natural mineral source, they don’t need to bulk out their products with artificial chemicals. When you use natural Dead Sea skincare products, there is no risk of exposure to the potential side effects of over-processed products. It’s all natural, so it works together with your winter-damaged skin to leave it nourished and re-energized, instead of irritating it further.

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