Dead Sea treatments – why do they work?

A number of suggestions have been put forward as to why Dead Sea treatments tend to be so beneficial for psoriasis sufferers.

Salt
The Dead Sea has one of the highest saline contents of any sea worldwide. Not only the salt but the other minerals in the water both clean and nourish the skin.

Mud packs
As a result, Dead Sea mud is also extremely high in minerals. As mud packs dry on the skin they act as a natural peel, removing the top layer of skin and allowing the minerals to reach the fresh new skin beneath.

Air and sunlight
Because the Dead Sea is so low (400 metres below sea level) its air is relatively pollutant free while the most of the UV radiation from the sun has been filtered out by its own ozone layer.

January 2010

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