The Sweet Truths of Salt for Your Body

Did you know that the human body and the world's oceans contain roughly the same percentage of salt? Is it any wonder, then, that you may find yourself drawn to the beaches for a little R&R?

Naturally, when you amplify the healing properties of the salty air with highly concentrated minerals and salts from the depths of the Dead Sea (the lowest geographic point on Earth), the real magic starts to happen.

Dead Sea Salt Crystals

Dead Sea salt has a salt concentration10x higher than the salt content in normal ocean water; plus, it contains a wealth of other minerals including magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Read on to discover 5  incredible health and beauty benefits of Dead Sea salt, and to understand how you can easily incorporate salts into your self-care routine.

1. Dead Sea Detox Your Body

Staying well-hydrated and eating pure, clean foods will help your body rid itself of the toxins that accumulate in your internal tissues and organs. When your body is nourished and receiving adequate levels of antioxidants, electrolytes (essential salts and minerals) and plenty of water, it can more easily isolate and carry away harmful pollutants, while also repairing damage caused by these substances.

Dead Sea salts can also be used to aid the detoxification process when they are dissolved in warm bath water. These salts will encourage the body to naturally and gently eliminate toxins and impurities. So fill up your tub with warm water, pop in some natural, Dead Sea Salts, and relax! (You won’t float like you would if you were actually in the Dead Sea’s buoyant waters, but your relaxation will be truly uplifting).

2. Clean, Tone, and Purify Your Skin

When Dead Sea salts are combined with nourishing natural ingredients, they can have an extremely purifying effect on your skin. Refreshing cleaners, light mineral-based toners, and gentle makeup removers (which contain mineral-rich Dead Sea water) have been carefully designed to cleanse and purify all skin types. A particularly potent product is the Purifying Mud Mask which contains energizing minerals, jojoba oil and vitamin E for a beautifully clean and clear complexion that glows.

AHAVA Dead Sea Salt Water


3. Reveal Silky Soft Skin

For centuries, Dead Sea bathers have commented about the baby-softness of their skin, once they dip in its waters. Liquid Dead Sea Salt (which contains a 32% concentration of Dead Sea minerals) combines powerful salt crystals with softening plant oils and Dunaliella algae for a super-softening and luxurious scrub. Combine your Dead Sea salts scrub regimen with some dry skin brushing and you'll be sure to notice the difference in the softness of your skin after a single treatment. Pro tip: You can also mix it into your bath water to enrich the bathing experience.

4. Next Level Nourishment

When you think of Dead Sea salt, you're unlikely to think about moisturization. However, when the potent nutrients and minerals from Dead Sea salts are combined with other skin-boosting oils, the salt can actually has intensely moisturizing properties. Our Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF20 combines natural ingredients with an SPF 20 rating to help diminish fine lines and provide all-day skin moisture.

5. Soothe Aching Muscles

Dead Sea salt baths also have healing properties that can help to relieve tired or aching muscles. Top athletes regularly take Dead Sea salt baths to relax muscles and relieve stiff joints, and doctors refer patients to soak in salt-rich natural pools as a way to relieve arthritis, muscle inflammation and injuries. Dr. I. Machtey conducted a test on 103 patients who suffered from arthritis, where he asked them to take daily Dead Sea salt baths. After 2 weeks, over 80% of the patients reported that they felt less pain, and 70% said that they felt they have more mobility.

From nourishing the skin to detoxifying the body, Dead Sea salts have a huge range of health and beauty benefits. No matter your age or skin type, the magical properties of Dead Sea salts can help create radiant skin and healthy body and mind.