The Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water in the world, with a salt concentration that is ten times higher than ocean water (the salt concentration in the Dead Sea is 33% whereas ocean water is only at 3%). Not only does the Dead Sea have the highest concentration of salt in the world, but Dead Sea salt is also unlike any other salt in the world. Dead Sea salt includes a much higher concentration of minerals than is found in other salts, including minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides and bromides.
People have been coming from all over the world since ancient times to bathe in the Dead Sea waters and receive treatment for skin disorders. By just soaking in the waters, people with a variety of skin ailments feel relief and notice an improvement in their skin condition. These healing effects are largely attributed to the Dead Sea salt and visitors to the Dead Sea often bring home salt from the Sea so they can continue benefiting from its healing effects at home.
The healing effects of Dead Sea salts include the strengthening of skin tissues, maintenance of the chemical balance of the skin, stimulation of blood circulation and the elimination of toxins from the skin.