About The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea (in Hebrew Yam Ha-melach, meaning "Sea of Salt") is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, with 33.7 percent salinity, which is about 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. This unique body of water is situated on the Syrian-African fault, a geological phenomenon that came into being some three million years ago during a great natural upheaval. Many ancient layers of mineral-rich earth were exposed. Salt water springs erupted, forming a valley and lake over 400 meters (1300 feet) below sea level, making it the lowest place on earth.
The composition of the Dead Sea is considered unique, containing the highest levels of magnesium, calcium, silica, sodium, and potassium in comparison to any other body of salt water in the world, including the oceans. Since ancient times, millions of people have come to the region to relax, to enjoy its beauty and to experience the healing, beautifying & rejuvenating waters of the Dead Sea.
The high mineral content of the waters, the very low content of pollens and other allergens in the atmosphere, the reduced ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and the higher atmospheric pressure at this great depth are characteristics that make the Dead Sea region the largest natural health spa in the world.
Visitors come from all over to soak in the famous waters and to coat themselves in the celebrated revitalizing black mud. Medical research and multiple studies have proved beyond all doubt the efficacy of these minerals in treating and preventing various diseases such as psoriasis, acne, and rheumatism in addition to the cosmetic skin-care benefits of these minerals. As in the past, the Dead Sea continues to attract tens of thousands of visitors annually to its many resorts and treatment spas.
For decades, experts have known that The Dead Sea is the world's richest source of revitalizing salts, minerals and trace elements. Many of the minerals in these salts are vitally important for many body functions and the unique composition of Dead Sea salts and mud is of great value in both general and anti-aging skincare and for the treatment of problematic skin.