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Beauty tip:Dead Sea salt

Beauty tip:Dead Sea salt

QUESTION: What is so special about Dead Sea salt in cosmetics? Does ordinary sea salt from the kitchen not work just as effectively on the skin?

ANSWER: “Dead Sea salt has a very different composition than the salt of other seas and oceans. It contains many more types of mineral-rich salts, such as magnesium chloride and potassium chloride † It therefore looks a bit duller than crystals of pure table salt.

The body is affected in two ways by Dead Sea Salt † Firstly, the natural balance of the minerals in the skin is improved. Second, the ingress of minerals and salts has various physiological and pharmaceutical effects

The concentration of magnesium in Dead Sea salt is fifteen times higher than in ordinary sea salt. Magnesium is known for its anti-allergic effect on the skin. From bromine (with a concentration of sometimes fifty times higher than in ordinary sea salt) it is well known that this has a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system.

Iodine (ten times higher than in ordinary sea salt) is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland † Physicians studying and treating skin diseases have therefore observed significant progress in psoriasis patients after these had taken Dead Sea baths.”

Ivonne Scholte-Aalbes, product manager ZARQA