Bath salts comes from different mineral sources like seawater, outcrop deposits, and even animal droppings. The composition of the material is significantly different from oceanic dead sea salt. Many cosmetic manufactures use Dead Sea salt in their recipes. In fact, this salt is being used as a food replacement for certain sea animals like lobsters and crabs. In fact, it's currently being marketed as "ourmet sea salt" in Europe.
Many of today's soaps have added Dead Sea salt to improve its antibacterial properties. Although there have been many claims about its effectiveness as a cure-all, the effectiveness of a soap or scrub is often put into question when people only use very little amount of it and then complain of skin problems afterwards. However, using only a small amount of Dead Sea salt can reduce skin bacteria and even kill acne. Dead Sea salt is also an effective scrub in its own right. It leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and at the end of the day, you are left with clean, fresh looking skin!
Although Dead Sea salt has many healing qualities, it's also best used on healthy and young skin because of its ability to restore skin elasticity. For example, you can greatly improve your complexion and skin tone by using dead sea mud mask. This type of mask works on acne-prone skin by gently removing excess dead skin cells and dirt that clogs pores.
Dead Sea salt soaks are very popular as well. There are many different types of Dead Sea salts available in the market today but the most commonly used ones are salt beds or slabs. There are different ways on how to take advantage of Dead Sea salt so you can enjoy its healing and beauty benefits. You can soak in warm water. Most people prefer to use a spray bottle or a container, however, some individuals prefer to rub the mud into their skin directly.
The Dead Sea salt contains a large variety of minerals like sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and calcium. All these minerals play important roles in keeping our bodies healthy. However, the minerals contained by Dead Sea salts are particularly beneficial when it comes to skincare treatment. Because it contains more than just minerals, it is said to have more than just healing properties.
One of the most important minerals found in Dead Sea salt is Bromide. Bromide is the main reason why Dead Sea salt is used as an antiseptic. Bromide is known to kill viruses, bacteria and fungi. Aside from killing bacteria and viruses, it also helps in keeping the skin healthy. According to health experts, Bromide increases circulation of blood in the skin cells which is good for the complexion and skin tone.
Besides having its beneficial effects on the skin, many dermatologists have also found Dead Sea salt to have soothing effects on acne. Acne is a skin problem that is quite common among today's youth. As we all know, skin problems such as pimples, wrinkles and acne are usually caused by excess oil and dead skin cells. By applying bath salts from Dead Sea salt on the skin, the fatty acids present in the salt clog the pores of the skin and prevent the secretion of sebum. Sebum, being the skin's natural oil, is the cause of these problems.
Another mineral that is found in Dead Sea salt is potassium. Potassium is essential for muscle contractions. In fact, potassium is used to make certain muscle functions such as those in the digestive tract. Because Dead Sea contains high levels of potassium, it is often used as a key ingredient in lotions, soaps and creams that are meant to be applied to the skin. For example, if you rub some lotion on your skin, you can tell that your skin will feel smoother and softer because of the potassium that is present in the product. With all these benefits, it is not surprising that many skincare companies, including many leading ones from Europe, have incorporated Dead Sea salt into their products.