Here’s Why Israel Has the Best Mud Masks

If you love self-care, you have probably come across a face mask in your local store that mentioned Dead Sea minerals. If you tried it, you know it leaves skin smooth and refreshed. What makes dead sea beauty products so special? 

The shore of the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth at 1,400 ft below sea level. The sea is also one of the saltiest water masses with almost 10 times the salinity of the ocean. This salt makes the buoyancy of the sea incredibly high. Of course, floating weightlessly in a warm bath is an incredible feeling, but scientists have found that there are additional healing properties that can come from the Dead Sea. 

Floating in the Dead Sea

The dead sea is full of a variety of minerals including magnesium, zinc, sulfate, calcium, potassium, bromide, and carbonate. Magnesium has anti-inflammatory properties, which is great for face masks and eye creams. Zinc is a natural mineral used as a sun protectant because it blocks UV rays. There is also mud derived from the Dead Sea that is high in sulfate. You may have seen pictures of people with the mud smeared across their bodies, and there’s a good reason for it. Sulfur, the smelly stuff, can remove excess oil from the skin and unclog pores. Dermatologists often prescribe sulfur products to patients suffering from acne. Other minerals in the Dead Sea can promote cell replenishment and exfoliation.

Dead Sea mud mask!

While you can order beauty products with Dead Sea minerals, the best results come from the source. Sign up today for your FREE trip to Israel with Birthright: Amazing Israel, and “sea” it for yourself!

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