While some people might, at first, bulk at the idea of rubbing mud onto their faces and bodies, they’ll probably change their minds once they find out just how beneficial this silt, which collects at the bottom of mountains after having traveled down their slopes, can be for not just skin, but mental well-being, circulation and general health.
Many studies have been carried out to try and pinpoint exactly what it is about the mud that provides all these fantastic benefits, but the truth is, there are far too many vital minerals in it to be able to definitively spot the exact source. All we know is that even in the most rigorous of clinical trials, the benefits of Dead Sea mud have been numerous and varied. There have even been some signs that the benefits extend to even helping people suffering from cancer.
The mud gets all of its benefits from the high concentration of minerals in it, which end up there because as the heat in the area of the Dead Sea evaporates the water, over time the minerals and salts that are left behind get absorbed into the mud at the bottom, and then this mud is taken and used by beauticians and people all over the world, but not before the impurities and unnecessary bits are removed, so all that’s left is everything that’s useful and good for the skin.
In the beauty and healthcare markets, Dead Sea mud can come in many different forms, including soap, scrubs, wraps, masks, and shampoo, and the method you use is up to you, depending on your time and budget, and what you aim to achieve by using the product.
The main benefits of Dead Sea mud are the ones affecting the skin; it’s what the mud is known best for, and what most people choose it for. With the help of the various minerals in the mud, skin can appear more youthful and healthier, can be rid of problems such as dermatitis, psoriasis and acne, and the mud can also soothe the symptoms and appearance of eczema.
The mud helps the skin by stimulating it and improving circulation, which in turn gets more oxygen to the skin cells. When skin cells are supplied with more oxygen, they can carry out their metabolic processes a lot more efficiently. Certain minerals in the mud also promote skin cell repair, regeneration and growth, which help to keep skin looking healthy and youthful.
Other minerals provide anti-inflammatory effects, which reduce swelling and puffiness in the skin, which causes the skin, again, to look more youthful. At the same time, many of the minerals in Dead Sea mud work to maintain the skin’s natural pH balance, which stops it from getting too dry or too oily, and in doing so, prevents outbreaks of acne or dry skin.
No matter what your skin complaint, you’ll find that Dead Sea mud provides all the minerals that you could possibly need to not only get rid of your skin problems, but help you to maintain healthier looking and feeling skin.