Why is the Dead Sea Famous?

The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is located between Israel, Jordan and the West Bank. This body of water is most commonly known for consisting of water that’s about 10 times saltier than normal ocean water, as well as having the lowest elevation on Earth.

The Dead Sea is special for a multitude of other lesser-known reasons, including, but not limited to, its formation, its spectacular tourist attractions, its unique healing properties and gorgeous landscape. We’ve written out some more on each of the before mentioned points below, so you can learn more about why the Dead Sea is so famous:

1.Unique Sea Formation

As we know the Dead Sea is 10 times saltier than normal ocean water, but how did this naturally develop? As the African and Arabian tectonic plates shifted the land between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean rose. The Dead Sea became landlocked and due to little freshwater outflow water began to gather in the Dead Sea and due to the warm climate evaporates, leaving behind highly concentrated mineral salt.

2.Experience Weightlessness

Due to the abundance of salt in the water, the Dead Sea has become a highly sought after place to visit. Aside from the water’s healing minerals (more under point 3.), the seasonal residence visit the Dead Sea for a chance to feel weightlessness.

The water’s high salt content allows a person to remain on the surface of the water without exerting the muscles to remain afloat. Not only does this experience allow to the muscles to relax, but it also helps relieve pressure from the back and spine. The feeling of weightlessness results in a calming experience, which may help lower blood pressure and heart rate, improve the healing processes of injuries and fractures, and eliminates swelling.

3.Enjoy Healing Properties

The Dead Sea is probably most well known for having special healing properties that aid in the maintenance of chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis, acne and even eczema. The Dead Sea’s Water, Mud and Salt all contain Dead Sea Minerals which are all essential for the construction of skin cells. More specifically, these Dead Sea Minerals work to repair, rejuvenate and soothe the skin.

Most MINERAL Beauty System cosmetic products contain a unique combination of 26 naturally occurring minerals. Our mineral-rich product base is therefore significantly more beneficial for the skin when compared to conventional bath salts derived from the ocean or Mediterranean Sea. Among these minerals are Magnesium (important for the metabolism of facial cells), Zinc (plays an important role in the formation of collagen), Calcium (helps to prevent infections) and Potassium (moisturizes and nourishes the skin).

4.Relax at World Renowned Spas

Not only is the Dead Sea mineral rich and well known for its lush history, but the Dead Sea has also become a world-renowned spa and resort destination. With world-class spas and five-star hotels on both the Israeli and Jordan side of the Dead Sea, you can indulge in treatments and therapies using Dead Sea cosmetics from all over the world.