3 Incredible Benefits of Dead Sea Mud Masks
A must-have on every top skincare list, Dead Sea mud mask formulas are famous for deeply cleansing and hydrating the skin. They are nature’s own answer to your changing skincare needs, whatever the season and whatever your skin condition. Read on to discover what this unique mud contains and the incredible benefits it brings to the skin.
What is Dead Sea mud?
Dead Sea mud is naturally occurring mud yielded by and extracted from the shores and banks of the mineral-rich Dead Sea, located between Israel and Jordan. This mud contains various salts and minerals, in an exceptional combination that’s not found anywhere else in the world.
Where does Dead Sea mud come from?
Dead Sea mud actually begins life on the local mountains as alluvial silt. During the seasons and normal activity for the region, that silty mud makes its way down the mountains – sometimes quickly and sometimes more slowly. During that long journey, the silt is swirled and added to by lots of natural sediments and materials, which all contribute to the build-up of the many nutrients and minerals it is well known for.
After many years, well-traveled and rich silt finally arrives on the shores of the Dead Sea. By this time, what started out as mountain silt, contains amazing properties that will draw out toxins from your skin and help increase circulation too. And it’s these properties, among others, that will benefit your face when used in a concentrated mud mask.
Benefits of Dead Sea mud masks
Dead Sea mud mask benefits are as numerous as the minerals it contains – for the skin, hair, nails, and internal organs. Here we list only the top three for the skin.
- Keeps skin moisturized and balanced: Dead Sea mud has potassium and sodium which help to maintain the skin’s moisture level. Because potassium deficiency can lead to dryness and even acne, Dead Sea mud mask works to correct this tendency and helps the skin come back to balance. Strontium, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus all work to help maintain balanced skin. (For more information on potassium, sodium, strontium, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus, see WebMD).
- Reduces impurities. With excellent antiseptic properties, the sulfur found in Dead Sea mud is known for its ability to fight the bacteria that cause acne, red skin (rosacea), or seborrheic dermatitis, while zinc helps to balance the secretion of excess oil (sebum). Because zinc deficiency is associated with acne, Dead Sea mud can help against pimples. Zinc also helps to clean the skin. (For more information on sulfur and zinc, see WebMD).
- Boosts collagen. Dead Sea mud contains calcium, sulfur, and manganese, all of which help in the production of collagen, which is responsible for the skin’s firmness and tone, and for the development of a healthy skin layer. (For more information on calcium, sulfur, and manganese, see WebMD).
Seacret's Dead Sea Mud Masks
Two amazing Dead Sea mud masks are Seacret Mineral-Rich Clarifying Mud Mask and Seacret Mineral-Rich Magnetic Mud Mask.
Mineral-Rich Clarifying Mud Mask
If you’re one of the many people with oily to normal skin and are in need of a treatment that will help clear up problem areas and make your skin feel healthier, this is the product for you. Our Clarifying Mud Mask is a combination of Dead Sea Mud, Chamomile Extract, and Allantoin, which work together to leave you with clear, soft facial skin.
The minerals and nutrients that naturally occur in Dead Sea Mud – in bigger quantities than anywhere else – draw out the toxins and impurities in your skin. And, while that action can encourage your skin to produce more sebum which naturally protects and moisturizes your face, the mud mask will absorb any excess sebum.
That means that when it’s time to wash the mask off, the balance of your skin will be much better, which you’ll notice by the smoother and softer – but not greasy – feel of your face.
Mineral-Rich Magnetic Mud Mask
For those of you with normal to dry skin, our Magnetic Mud Mask is here to help. Just like our Clarifying Mud Mask, the Dead Sea Mud used in our facial mud masks work to soothe your skin and draw out any toxins and impurities.
The way this mud mask differs from the Clarifying Mud Mask is in the combination of ingredients we use. Vitamin E and Shea Butter both work in harmony with the Dead Sea mud and Chamomile Extract to hydrate and moisturize the dry skin on your face. That means you have the double benefit of a natural cleansing facial mask which will leave you with silky smooth – but never oily – skin.
Our Magnetic Mud Mask is formulated to give your face a natural boost, by creating a mud mask that harnesses the benefits of Dead Sea mud – the world’s best well-known natural treatment. And, if you want those benefits to continue, why not take a look at our other products which have been created so your whole body can benefit from the Dead Sea’s unique composition.
M4 Mineral-Rich Magnetic Mud Mask was clinically tested in the department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering at Stony Brook University in New York, USA. The result showed that the M4 mask removed an average of 65% of air pollution particles, and completely removed smaller pollution particles from the skin.
Clinical studies were also conducted in Korea, on women between the ages of 20 and 60, in order to examine the effects of M4 Magnetic Mud Mask on skin elasticity, texture, and glow. The results showed that skin elasticity improved by 76%; plus, 80% of the participants stated that they had improved skin texture, and 85% said their skin was more glowing.