The Ancient Romans built mud clinics on its coastlines, and the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra knew everything about the magic powers of its salts and mud. Located 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on the planet. During many centuries subsoil waters, thermal sources and the River Jordan carried there salts and minerals which are washed away from rocks, sand and the ground. During 330 hot days water evaporates and the Dead Sea minerals are accumulated.
The Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water in the world. It is about nine times as salty as the ocean. Water of the Dead Sea has a unique structure of salts. The Dead Sea water is 90 % of sodium chloride (table salt), here its contents do not exceed 15 %. According to the minerals review, the basic part of salts of the Dead Sea appears to be the most valuable minerals: magnesium, potassium, calcium, bromine, etc. Magnesium raises viability of cells, its lack leads to early ageing of the skin. It is also known to be an antistressful mineral.
It is well known that lack of moisture leads to dehydration of skin. Potassium contributes to the growth of new cells and possesses antiallergic properties. Thanks to potassium, which stands in the line of mineral makeup ingredients, useful substances are faster absorbed by skin. Iron is responsible for skin color participating in the manufacture of melanin and transportation of oxygen.
If the amount of iron is insufficient, nails become fragile, hair grows grey, and fatigue comes faster and as a result you are to face the problems of early ageing. Calcium, another ingredient, strengthens connecting fabrics. The presence of calcium helps heal wounds and protects skin from infections. It deduces slags and toxins from an organism. Sulfur protects skin from inflammatory diseases, and bromineworks as calming antiseptics.
Silicon gives flexibility to vessels, stimulates growth of hair and helps restore the connecting fabrics. Phosphorus is necessary for growth of strong nails, hair and teeth. Iodine is necessary for acceleration of organic processes. If it is in deficit, we become languid, our hair drops out, and memory and serviceability deteriorate. Zinc counteracts ageing of skin and the occurrence of dandruff.
If the balance of mineral makeup ingredients is broken, the metabolism in an organism is impaired and vital systems go wrong. The skin can react by getting dull, withered, and wrinkles might appear. It means that it is necessary to sate an organism with all necessary natural minerals. But sometimes there is a big temptation. They simply write the title "contains Dead Sea minerals" on the packing of a cosmetic preparation and no instructions of their structure and concentration are provided.
However, it is necessary to know that if the content of minerals in mineral makeup ingredients is insignificant, they are not active components, and serve only as bait. Therefore, choose the products of those producers, which give the maximal information on the cosmetic means and have an excellent reputation on the world of market.
So, the Dead Sea cosmetic products appear to be ideal especially for dry and withering skin. It moisturizes and smoothes skin, reduces the depth of wrinkles. One of the main advantages of mineral cosmetics is a low risk of allergy. The cosmetics with mineral makeup ingredients is also recommended especially during cold seasons of the year.