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Is the Dead Sea really dead?

In name only, the Dead Sea may not sound like the most charming place in the world to visit. Despite its gloomy moniker, however, the salty body of water is known for its ability to bolster the mind, body and soul. Only one of the many fascinating aspects of the Dead Sea is the fact that, since its surface is 1,300 feet (396 m) below sea level, its shore is the lowest dry point on Earth. Located in a valley that is surrounded by the West Bank, Jordan and Israel, the Dead Sea covers roughly 250 square miles (402 square km). Given its location, it's no real surprise that the Dead Sea (or the "Salt Sea," as it was referred to in the Old Testament) has an extensive religious history. Also, its onetime main tributary, the Jordan River, is believed by many to be the place where Jesus was baptized.

So what exactly gives the Dead Sea its name? The Dead Sea is different from all other bodies of water on Earth because it's incredibly salty, with a saline level 34 percent. By comparison, the world's saltiest oceans are only 3 to 6 percent. The Dead Sea owes its high mineral salt content to several factors. First, it's completely landlocked, so any fresh or saltwater that flows into it from the Jordan River and other tributaries (estimated at six and a half million tons per day) is trapped -- until it evaporates. Evaporation happens quickly because that portion of the world is, to put it mildly, extremely hot. When the water evaporates, the salty minerals are left behind, causing the remaining water to become more and more concentrated with salt.

Of course, plain old table salt isn't what gives the Dead Sea its oomph. Rather, at least 35 different kinds of mineral salts (like those found in oceans) are present in massive quantities. Some of the minerals present include potassium, bromine, calcium, magnesium and iodine. These are the salts that give the Dead Sea its name. Any living creature or plant (even seaweed) that dares enter these saline-charged waters dies pretty much instantly. Only simple organisms like microbes can survive the harsh conditions. The Dead Sea is simply too salty for anything else t


Why Dead Sea is So Salty?

The Dead Sea is incredibly salty. So salty, in fact, that you could float on the surface of the water without even trying. You could sit back and read a newspaper without waving an arm. The Dead Sea is the second saltiest body of water on earth, with 34 % salt – almost 10 times the amount of salt in ordinary seawater. The salt itself is rich in mineral content and low in sodium, making it highly therapeutic and quite bitter, unlike table salt.

So what makes the Dead Sea so salty? The water that makes up the Dead Sea flows from the rivers and streams surrounding it. But oddly, no water flows out of the Dead Sea in the form of rivers or streams. Water only leaves by way of evaporation. You’re probably thinking that simple evaporation can’t amount to much of a water loss, but this region has a very hot, dry climate and evaporation is constant. As the water evaporates, minerals and salt are left behind, making the remaining water saltier and more mineral-rich.  Since water does not flow directly out of the Dead Sea, salt gets trapped on the shores and in the water. The continued evaporation keeps the cycle going – water flows in, evaporates in the hot sun, and enormous deposits of salt are left behind.


Why Dead Sea Salt is more expensive than other salt from sea or ocean?

There is a reason why salt from the Dead Sea is much more expensive than regular sea salt from any other sea or ocean in the world. The reason is the very high concentration of mineral present in the salt. While regular sea salt is about 90% Sodium (which accounts for it's salty taste), salt extracted from the waters of the Dead Sea is only about 10% Sodium with the other 90% accounting for other minerals which are essential for proper skin function, but which are present in very small quantities in regular sea salt.


What's the benefit of buying Dead Sea Salt and Dead Sea Mud in bulk?

When you buy in bulk you can save a serious amount of money. For most people who use the salt and mud to treat skin conditions they are much cheaper than most prescription or even over-the-counter remedies. Never the less, every one likes to save money and here at Suz Beauty Care, we are able to provide you significant price breaks when you buy more of the salt and mud at a time, in essence buying it wholesale.


Why use Dead Sea mineral components in skin care? 

The skin is a semi permeable membrane that responds to osmotic pressure by either absorbing moisture or releasing waste. The minerals in Dead Sea can act as important catalysts in the numerous metabolic processes involved.  

The careful inclusion and exploitation of Dead Sea Minerals in Skin Care formulations can be used to encourage these metabolic processes to behave in an optimal fashion for the benefit of the skin.  The concentration range required to activate need only be small. 


Why use Dead Sea mineral components in Oily, Acne prone skin care in particular? 

There is no life in the waters of the Dead Sea.  This means it is capable of killing micro organisms. If correctly used, Dead Sea water, mud or salts offer excellent potential as natural antimicrobials for acne prone skin.  To achieve this however, the presence of Dead Sea raw materials does need to be a little more substantial.


What are the Minerals found in The Dead Sea for beauty?

All together the Dead Sea contains over 21 minerals which have been proven to beautify the skin and keep it healthy and youthful.  Even plants growing along the shores of the Dead Sea have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals and valuable oils which are used in dermatology cosmetics and medicine. The major minerals found in the Dead Sea are actually essential for the proper functioning of skin cells making a significant contribution to maintaining a healthy, beautiful skin. 

  • Magnesium - A therapeutic mineral which helps the healing of skin tissue, acts as an antiallergenic agent on the skin, improves cell metabolism,  stimulates protein synthesis and facilitates energy production.


  • Bromine - Soothes your skin with anti-inflammatory properties, calms and relaxes muscles and calms skin nerves.


  • Iodine - improves functioning of the thyroid gland and helps the skin cells' metabolic exchanges.


  • Sulfur - Is a known therapeutic mineral. It contains certain essential vitamins and is a natural disinfectant and antibacterial agent - thus making it effective against acne. It has also been shown effective in helping relieve symptoms of skin disorders such as Psoriasis and Eczema.


  • Potassium - is a key moisture regulator and helps preserve a neutral skin environment. Signs of potassium deficiency include abnormally  dry skin and acne as well as flare ups of Psoriasis.


  • Calcium - is the building block for corrective tissue under the skin's surface and plays an important role in cell protection. It regulates cell membrane permeability (absorption and oil production) and normalizes skin cells' differentiation.


  • Sodium - this Dead Sea mineral improves the skin cells metabolism, relieves muscle cramps and stiffness while maintaining a neutral environment within skin cells.


  • Zinc - This mineral is important for the natural regulation of cell growth and regeneration.  It also facilitates cell renewal and stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis (renews skin). A great antioxidant this mineral is a free radicals scavenger. It also improves sebo-regulation (anti-acne properties), anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural UV ray blocker.


  • Strontium - has effective anti-itching properties, reduces the signs of irritant contact dermatitis (a common problem for those with sensitive skin who regularly use cosmetics)


  • Manganese - Well known for powerful antioxidant properties out of all minerals. It also increases skin microcirculation (which promotes better anti-aging effects) and improves the condition of connective tissues.


  • Lithium - this Dead Sea mineral increases the effectiveness of bath salt treatment for psoriasis.


  • Boron - replenishment of the Boron mineral helps to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.