Salts From The Dead

Travel-and-Leisure Calling a body of water the Dead Sea may not be the ideal place to start if you need to fill the soul with visions of vitality and health, but the oddly named Dead Sea seems to have got over that small issue and built a profitable reputation. The name of the sea is in fact the opposite to its influence on human health; its extreme saltiness makes it a place where very few life forms can thrive. The term Salt rather than Dead is the description used locally, which somehow sounds like a healthier alternative. Also there is no lower place on our planet, with the location lying over 400 beneath the average level of sea water elsewhere on earth. The Dead Sea’s extreme saltiness .es from the fact that it is isolated from other bodies of water and does not share or exchange water sources with the rest of the oceans, meaning that over several thousand years the water has evaporated off leaving the higher concentrations of minerals and salts such as magnesium, potassium and calcium deposits. In other words, the Dead Sea is constantly being topped up with minerals from its feeding rivers (and prehistoric inundations from the oceans) because the the high daytime temperature throughout the year mean water rarely lasts long here. But crucially, the minerals don’t evaporate, they stay and concentrate in the same way as simmering a casserole drives off the water and leaves the food. Due to this high concentration of salt, the Dead Sea has some amazing properties. It is a popular tourist destination, and everyone who visits enjoys the floatability of the water in the sea. High fluid density means anyone can easily float in the warm waters and it’s easy (and there are many photos to prove it) to float on the surface reading a book or listening to music on your waterproof iPod. While floating may be easy, swimming is not, with the dense water slowing you down and making movement more difficult. But floating like a cork is really just a novelty .pared to the other features of this stunning body of water. For centuries it has been considered a spa destination, with everyone from local people to emperors and kings taking trips to its shores to benefit from the invigorating minerals. This is no less true today, and a huge industry has built up around the sea providing cosmetic, hygiene and pampering products and exporting them to world markets across the globe. By drying out and crystalising the Dead Sea’s water, for example, you end up with the pure and unique mixture of salts and minerals which can be added to all manner of cosmetic creams, lotions and powders. Many people with psoriasis and eczema rely on their trips to the Dead Sea, but you don’t have to go there to enjoy these effects as the properties are available at home. One of the largest producers is a .pany called Dead Sea Spa Magik, a name that encapsulates the location, the mystery and the positive healing effects these waters possess. With everything from sun block to face packs, lotions and shampoos, it seems there is no cosmetic product that would not be enhanced with a little Dead Sea supplement. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: