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Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts
Advantages: Endless health benefits, moisturises, healing properties, great value
Disadvantages: A lot needed for some sufferers
The Dead Sea Spa Magik bath salts are recommended for sufferers of dry or flaky skin, for example eczema or psoriasis sufferers. The minerals contained within the bath salts noticeably improve the moisture of my skin and also maintain a healthy complexion. I suffer from rosacea and sometimes am prone to break outs around my shoulders which is all rather gross, but I always find that having a hot bath with these bath salts reduces the anger in the breakouts, and within a few days they have healed completely.
Aside from having beneficial impacts on the skin, these salts do wonders for relaxing and giving you a general feeling of well-being. My dad loves telling people that my childhood eczema was cured when I swam in the Dead Sea when I was a child, which is obviously full of salt, and while I won't claim the work of any miracles going on with this product, it's not far off!
I was suffering from general aches and pains a few weeks ago, the after effects of a bug most likely, and I found that a hot bath with a handful of these salts did wonders for relieving the aches. The salts also contain anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and antiseptic properties! I have also found that my dry and cracked heals from winter have dramatically improved (just in time for my holiday!). If you peel while on holiday, have a bath with the salts in when you return and you will find your skin hydrates and the peeling stops.
The guidance on the salts easily breaks down the quantity of salts to be dissolved in the water but it did make me wince when I realised that for some ailments you are expected to use the full box, with the note that the higher the mineral concentration in the water, the better the result. This of course could be costly for those with long-term ailments but if it works and its natural, I guess it is what it is.
Dead Sea Salts should be dissolved in the bath water in the following quantities:
For Psoriasis - 1kg in warm water (37C). Soak for 20 minutes, rinse off and relax for 1/2 hour. Repeat every third day.
For children under 10 years of age use 0.25kg (or as advised) per bath.
For Eczema - 0.25kg to 0.5kg in lukewarm water, soak for 20 minutes, rinse and relax. Repeat every third day. For babies, use 1 heaped tablespoonful in a baby bath with a few drops of Spa Magik Skin Softener - repeat every other day.
For Arthritis 0.5kg to 1kg in a warm bath. Repeat daily.
For sprains, bruises, strains, open wounds 0.25kg to 1 kg in a warm bath.
For Relaxation - 1 handful in a warm bath.
A 1kg bag will cost you £4.68 on Amazon which is a great price, however psoriasis sufferers are recommended to use 2kg in under a week so the cost will soon mount up.
As another suggestion, for sufferers of dry and itchy scalps I would recommend taking a look at the Dead Sea Shampoo. I haven't used it myself but after the results I have seen from this particular product I can only assume it will have similar effects.
Unscented, I often place a few drops of oil in the bath or have an oil burner in the bathroom going at the same time to give the smell of my favourite scents.
For relaxation purposes and sufferers of skin allergies I would without a doubt recommend these salts. I have used similar salts by Lush and even Radox but did not notice any difference to my skin and would suggest that they are solely for relaxation purposes.
Summary: 5 stars