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The Benefits of Scrubbing With Dead Sea Salt

author image Jody Braverman
Jody Braverman is a health and fitness professional and writer in Seattle. She has been a personal trainer and yoga instructor for almost a decade and is passionate about movement and helping people lead active, healthy lives.
The Benefits of Scrubbing With Dead Sea Salt
A sea salt scrub can be great for your skin. Photo Credit puhhha/iStock/Getty Images


Dead Sea salt has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness, treat skin disorders, detoxify the body and prevent illness. Dead Sea salt differs from regular sea salt in that it has a much lower sodium content, balanced by minerals that feed and nourish the skin and body. A Dead Sea salt scrub is one of many ways to receive the therapeutic and beautifying benefits of this mineral-rich substance.


Dead Sea salt is renowned for its ability to renew the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth and soften, and leave skin looking younger. According to a study performed by the University of Kiel in Germany, the minerals in Dead Sea Salt "are known to bind water, influence epidermal proliferation and differentiation, and enhance permeability barrier repair," which means that they help the skin retain water and keep it moisturized. More moisture in the skin leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and the prevention of new wrinkle formation.

Improved Blood Circulation

According to HealthGuidance, one of the main benefits of Dead Sea salt is its ability to increase blood circulation at the skin's surface. Increased blood circulation to the skin aids in skin rejuvenation and cellular renewal. Massaging the skin in a circular motion with Dead Sea salt draws blood to the skin's surface, encouraging the release of toxins and promoting healing and renewal.

Psoriasis and Eczema Relief

The minerals in Dead Sea salt help to heal and soothe problem skin, including skin suffering from psoriasis and eczema. According to Psoriasis Guru, the minerals in Dead Sea Salt, including magnesium, bromide, zinc and sulfur, help slow overactive cellular growth that causes psoriasis and also help to reduce inflammation and redness.

Gently scrubbing skin affected by psoriasis or eczema a few times a week helps to slough away dead skin, deliver necessary nutrients for healing, and moisturize the extremely dry skin that is the root cause of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

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