Why is our skin so important?
Our skin is the largest organ of our body. One of its important roles is to help the body eliminate toxins through sweating. When toxins escape through the skin they can get "trapped" and disrupt the skin's health integrity. The skin also "breathes". If the pores become clogged, various skin issues can arise – like eczema, pimples, black heads, acne, etc. The skin also reflects our health – it can be an early indicator of toxicity with in. Lastly, the skin is exposed to harmful pollutants in our environment, like air pollution and topical poisons (like gasoline fumes when we fill our cars). So it’s very important we take care of our skin by consuming skin nutritious foods and frequently helping it release toxins by doing facial and body masks, and detox mud baths.
How can I help my skin?
An important step in maintaining healthy skin is to draw out the impurities and toxins on a regular basis. Mud (or magnetic clay) has been used for centuries as a natural way to help the body release toxins through your skin. The mud is magnetically charged "negative" and toxins in your skin and body are magnetically charged "positive". The mud's magnetic charge is activated when it becomes wet, so when it's applied to the skin it attracts toxins to it and draws them out of your body.
Where mud is coming from?
The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Its surface and shores are 429 metres (1,407 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean, and one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which plants and animals cannot flourish, hence its name.
The black mud harvested from the banks of the Dead Sea is in fact alluvial silt washed down from the surrounding mountains and deposited on the shores of this inland salt sea. Layer upon layer of fine silt deposits have evolved over thousands of years to form a rich Dead Sea mud containing particularly high levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron and iron. The resulting mineral-rich Dead Sea mud is a natural raw material that can be used by the body as a source of essential minerals for all its basic needs.
- Improves the Look of Facial Skin
A Dead Sea mud mask can improve the appearance of your facial skin by improving elasticity and minimizing pores, wrinkles and lines. When it dries, toxins that may be present in your skin cells from your everyday diet are drawn out. Your face will feel clean and refreshed.
- Exfoliation. Mud is naturally going to dry out once applied to your face and once you scrub it off it's not hard to see that the exfoliation is real. Real effective that is.
- Moisturize. Believe it or not the mud is a deep moisturizer. It gets deep into those pores and provides just enough for the skin not to become oily.
- Blemishes. Or a lack there of more so. Obviously washing your face is going to help keep those blemishes away but the mud actually helps reduce the redness.
- Body wraps
The minerals contained within the Dead Sea mud have many beneficial effects on the skin and the body. Among other things, they help maintain moisture levels, increase blood flow to the capillaries and act as anti–oxidants. Enveloping the body in Dead Sea mud forms a sealing layer over the skin that helps infuse it with the minerals, cleansing and purifying it efficiently and restoring its natural balance. When the evaporation of moisture is decreased by sealing the skin with a layer of Dead Sea mud, its internal moisture levels increase, giving the skin a kind of 'energy boost' resulting in a radiant appearance, with a healthy rosy tone and a soft and supple feel. As this mineral-rich Dead Sea mud is a naturally healthy product, it can be recommended for weekly body-care regimes. Professional methods can be followed at home by applying it liberally to the whole body and then relaxing for half-an-hour. The Dead Sea mud is then thoroughly washed off with warm water
- Prevents Hair Loss
Dead Sea mud masks can be helpful to prevent hair loss. Heredity, stress and scalp infections can cause hair loss. When blood vessels in the hair follicle shrink, food and oxygen are cut off. This prevents hair protein that is essential for hair growth from forming. Hair growth is stunted, and hair falls out prematurely. To use the mud for this benefit, massage it into your scalp and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual.
- Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite
Dead Sea mud has a high concentration of minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium. These minerals promote blood circulation, relaxing your nerves. Cellulite is the fat that causes a cottage-cheese like appearance on your body. Fat and body fluids become trapped in skin tissues near the surface of your skin. Massaging Dead Sea mud on the areas with cellulite stimulates the blood circulation and cleanses toxins out through your pores. This helps flatten out the cottage-cheese bumps that are caused by cellulite.