Dead Sea salt is known for its skin renewal and therapeutic properties. Dead Sea salt is not the same as sea salt or iodine table salt, which consists mostly of sodium and has a very small percentage of minerals. Dead Sea salt has a low percentage of sodium content and a high percentage of minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. Dead Sea salt is beneficial for several skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema; the exfoliating properties remove dead skin cells to reveal a clear, smooth complexion. Not only is Dead Sea salt wonderful for the skin, it also helps to relieve sore muscles and aching joints.
Fill your bathtub with warm water and pour a generous amount of Dead Sea salt into the bath tub; stir the salt into the water using your hand to distribute the salt evenly. Dead Sea salt can be purchased directly from manufacturers in Israel. Cleopatraschoice.com carries a large variety of Dead Sea salt for the face and body. Pier1 also carries Dead Sea salt in various sizes and scents.
Massage the Dead Sea salt into your skin using circular motions to remove dead skin cells and soften the skin. Use a back brush for those difficult-to-reach parts of your skin.
Apply a small amount of the Dead Sea salt to damp skin and massage in a circular motion. Allow the Dead Sea salt to sit on your skin for several minutes before rinsing; this helps to draw out impurities from the skin. If you are applying Dead Sea salt to your face, avoid applying too close to the eye are since this is the most delicate area of the face.
Rinse the Dead Sea salt from your skin using warm water. Rinse your skin until there is no residue of the Dead Sea salt on skin; this will ensure that you do not scratch your skin during the drying process from the friction of the towel and the grain of the Dead Sea salt.
Use your towel to dry your skin thoroughly.
Purchase Dead Sea salt from retailers that import products manufactured from the Dead Sea in Israel. Look for Dead Sea salt with an off-white color as opposed to a pure white Dead Sea salt that is bleached and lacking in mineral content.
Do a skin test on a small portion of your skin to determine if your skin will be sensitive to the abrasiveness of the Dead Sea salt before applying to your body or face.