Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? If we asked this question anywhere between 69 and 30 BC the answer would probably be none other than Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. She is well remembered for being incredibly beautiful. She is also known for maintaining the beauty of her skin and body.
How? There are a lot of theories on how she did this, the most prominent being her enthusiasm for bathing in milk and honey. Today you can find multiple creams, lotions, and soaps based on this hydrating formula. One of her lesser known rituals involved Dead Sea Mud. Is it said that she would have Dead Sea Mud collected and delivered to her from the banks of the Dead Sea. She would then slather herself in it, believing this is what preserved her youthful glow and smooth skin. So was Cleopatra, the woman known throughout the ages for her beauty and grace, on to something? We think so!
Dead Sea Mud has been found to contain ridiculously high amounts of natural minerals, 21 types to be exact. Individually, each of these minerals can do wonderful things for your skin but when combined the result is truly incredible.What's in Dead Sea Mud? Magnesium is rich in antioxidants. It boosts cell metabolism and helps keep skin wrinkle free by combating free radicals and inflammation.
Calcium tightens and smooths the skin. It has been shown to be wonderful at protecting the skin from sun damage related aging.
Chloride perfects the natural PH balance in your skin and body, thus allowing your skin cells to function optimally.
Bromide is a natural antibiotic. It has anti-inflammatory powers and in small doses can relieve and heal certain skin conditions.
Sodium Chloride stimulates and cleanses the skin. It has astringent properties whilst being hydrating and softening for the skin.
Iodine accelerates your skin's natural healing power. It can balance moisture and perspiration and has been shown to strengthen dry and brittle nails.
Zinc works as an antioxidant, boosting your skins collagen production. It rejuvenates skin and has natural anti-acne properties. It can also be used as an effective, gentle and natural sunscreen, protecting you from harmful UV rays.
Potassium boosts the skin's metabolism. Allowing dead skin cells to be replaced with new cells. This is important for keeping the skin looking and feeling youthful and fresh. And these are just a few of the minerals found in Dead Sea Mud. It is no wonder people travel halfway across the world to indulge in this wonderful natural resource.
Luckily many brands are now realizing the power of Dead Sea minerals and you can benefit from them in the comfort of your own home.
Besides the benefits to your face and body, mud masks can also be incredibly relaxing and pampering. They are great way to unwind and invest in self care.
O Naturals recently released a collection of 100% natural Dead Sea Mud masks. Check them out here