When it comes to masking, we don’t waste any time studying up on the latest in skincare miracles: whether they be in Korean sheet mask form, DIY kitchen savers, or the charcoal variety. But in the world of natural masking wonders, the crème de la crème is said to find its source in the Dead Sea.
Since ancient times, the Dead Sea has been a renowned source of rejuvenation for royals and travelers with rheumatic illnesses and skin issues like eczema. OG beauty guru Cleopatra, according to legend, even set up shop there during her reign in Egypt, creating one of the first spas in the world because she believed so strongly in the sea’s healing powers and skin-boosting benefits.
Eternally ageless celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Julianne Moore also incorporate it in their beauty routines, which is honestly a better endorsement than any. These days, you don’t actually have to book a flight to Israel to reap the best of the region’s skin benefits. Below, the many reasons why the Dead Sea mud is supposedly a cure-all for your skin and where to shop the best masks crafted from it.
Why you should a dead sea mud mask to your beauty kit
From: ELLE UK
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