Benefits of a Dead Sea salt bath: the ultimate guide

Dead Sea Salt in the shape of a heart about to be put in the bath

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, relieve achy muscles, and hydrate and exfoliate your skin, then a Dead Sea salt bath might be for you.

While soaking in the bath is a nice way to pamper yourself after a hard day, adding Dead Sea salt is said to enhance the benefits to your skin, muscles, and joints.

Dead Sea salt is ten times saltier than any other sea which means it’s bursting with more calcium, magnesium, potassium and bromide. These miracle minerals help to fight against ageing skin, reduce fine lines and even smooth the skin’s overall texture and appearance. Not only does Dead Sea salt hydrate the skin, it exfoliates dead skin cells which allows new cells to regenerate. That’s why this all-in-one skincare ingredient has been used for thousands of years to cleanse, detoxify and restore a healthy status quo to the body. 

What does bathing in Dead Sea salt do?

  1. It’s deeply hydrating

Dead Sea salt is naturally rich in magnesium and calcium which have the unique ability to attract and hold water, helping to banish dry skin. Scientists call these minerals “natural moisturising factors” because of the way they support the skin’s water balance.

According to a study published in 2005, bathing in a solution of 5% Dead Sea salt improves skin hydration, reduces redness and roughness, and enhances the skin barrier.

  1. It cleanses and exfoliates

Thanks to sulphurs’ natural antibacterial properties, Dead Sea salt is great for cleaning the surface of the skin. Sulphur has been proven to combat an array of skin conditions including acne because of its antimicrobial properties. It’s also hailed for its exfoliating properties; the mineral works by removing dead skin cells, which contribute to skin roughness, clogged pores, and blemishes, to reveal a fresh layer of unblemished skin.

  1. It promotes smoother, more youthful Skin

The Dead Sea is renowned as nature’s fountain of youth. Dead Sea salt is loaded with minerals like Silica, Zinc and Calcium that boost your skin’s vitality and slow the ageing process. The minerals help fight off oxidation in skin cells by eliminating free radicals, helping your skin look younger and more vibrant.

Research showed the skin smoothing effects of Dead Sea minerals in a study which measured skin roughness. They found that a Dead Sea mineral solution reduced skin roughness by an average of more than 40% compared with a placebo and a commercially prepared anti-wrinkle gel which reduced skin roughness by 10% and 27% respectively.

  1. It has skin healing properties

A soothing Dead Sea salt bath can work wonders for people who suffer from dry, sensitive, and itchy skin. Bathing in Dead Sea salt can help remove scaly skin and decrease bothersome itching.

  1. It soothes sore muscles

A soak in Dead Sea saltwater is a wonderful way to relax, unwind, and sooth those aching joints and muscles. Bromide helps ease muscle cramps, while the anti-inflammatory and detoxifying agents help reduce joint swelling, soreness and stiffness. Soaking in a Dead Sea salt bath before bed can also promote better sleep.

How to take a Dead Sea salt bath?

Add a 1/4 cup of Dead Sea salt into warm running bath water to experience the natural skin healing benefits of Dead Sea salt.

How long should you soak in a Dead Sea salt bath?

Soak for 10 to 20 minutes and let the Dead Sea salt work its magic. When you’ve finished soaking, dry off and apply a moisturiser to your skin.

How often should you have a Dead Sea salt bath?

For general skin health consider adding Dead Sea salt to your bath regularly. If you have extremely dry or sensitive skin, you might find using Dead Sea salt once or twice per week works better for you. You can use it alongside other bath salts and oils, so any bath can be boosted with Dead Sea salt.

Takeaway

Dead Sea salt has been used for thousands of years to cleanse, detoxify, restore and support natural skin. This mineral rich ingredient takes self-care to the next level with a host of therapeutic benefits such as easing aches and pains, relieving muscle tension and reducing stress and anxiety.

Your skin, which is your body’s largest organ, will also thank you for indulging in a Dead Sea salt bath!

There are a variety of Dead Sea salt products available, with some including other ingredients and fragrance to enhance your experience. Check out our latest offers on our Mineral Bath Bombs and Soaking Salts which deliver spa-like results at home and are a wonderful way to pamper yourself or gift to someone special.

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