Did you know that the waters of the Dead Sea in Israel have been attributed to have healing powers? Because the water has such a high salt content, just bathing in it can reportedly heal skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. If you ever have the opportunity to swim in the Dead Sea, you should definitely take it. You will most certainly not regret it.
But the salty water is not the only thing that’s good for you. You can also rub the mud from the Dead Sea on your skin as an amazing exfoliate. In fact, many beauty manufacturers make special skin creams, ointments, scrubs, and washes from the salt and mud found in the Dead Sea.
However, something truly spectacular happens when you enter the waters of this extraordinary sea in the Middle East. Check out the 1-minute video below to see what happens!
Why is it called the Dead Sea? Because of the high salt content, no living organisms can survive in the water. In recent years, scientists have discovered certain algae and micro bacteria living in the water but no visible animals can survive the harsh environment.
The Dead Sea is the end of the line. Water never leaves it except by evaporation. That’s why so much salt is concentrated there.
As you’ll see in the quick video below, it’s nearly impossible to sink in the Dead Sea water. No matter what, you will always be able to float in the Dead Sea. The salt content increases buoyancy and you’ll be floating atop with minimal effort. Even a 14-pound bowling ball can stay afloat. Watch the video below and you will understand.
But if you ever do make it to the Dead Sea, remember this. If you submerge your head underwater, you do so at your own risk. The salt can be extremely irritating to your eyes, nose, and mouth, so don’t open your eyes or mouth when going underwater in the Dead Sea. Although the high salt concentration can be irritating, it can also have many benefits to your skin and health.