Rich in minerals, the water of the Dead Sea has soothing, purifying and well-being properties. Apart from the sea, there is mud and the salts. On certain beaches, you can cover yourself in mud and let yourself dry in the sun to enhance the aspect of the skin, make it more tonic and softer. This dark mud, made from the sediments, is used for skin cures and treatments. Cleopatra already used it to conserve her milky tone of skin. Yet this mud is also very efficient for the treatment and prevention of numerous skin diseases such as psoriasis, acne and rheumatism. The salts, used as bath salts, have for most of them a soothing action, that relaxes and purifies the skin. Certain companies that use the resources of the Dead Sea have created world famous beauty products. That is why, near Ein Gedi, the Ahava products factory offers a tour of the plant and sales its products up to 40% cheaper than in any shops, yet they remain expensive.
The Judean desert