Everyone’s heard of it, but what is Dead Sea mud? What are its benefits? Is it better than other mud masks?
Dead Sea mud is black and comes from the banks of the Dead Sea, a giant salt lake flanked by Israel. It contains a high concentration of magnesium, sodium, phosphates, bromides and many, many other minerals, some of which are also known to improve heart and lung conditions.
It goes without saying that we think you should make your own mud mask rather than buying one ready-made from a store. But sometimes you just can’t help it. Maybe you’re tired, or you’re travelling and don’t have the proper ingredients with you? Or maybe you just want to get someone a present and think that a nice jar looks more impressive than handing someone a homemade mask? (By the way, we’d MUCH prefer to receive a homemade mask than something store-bought. But we understand that not everyone thinks like us…)
So, on the assumption that sometimes it’s necessary, here’re our guidelines as to what to look out for when buying a mud mask.