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Using Dead Sea Salts Kills Psoriasis Flakes

I would love to go to the Dead Sea. It’s the place where skin diseases go to die. You jump into its salty waters, bob up and down for a bit, and emerge looking like a fresh-faced baby. Except, to actually afford to go there, I’d have to start cooking meth Breaking Bad style. So what do you do when making drugs isn’t an option? You bring the Dead Sea home! Here are three Dead Sea psoriasis treatments that you don’t have to trek to Israel or Jordan for.

Pour Dead Sea Salts Into Your Bath

They say that Cleopatra – considered one of the most seductive women ever – regularly took dips into the Dead Sea. And now, you can recreate the experience in your own tub!

When you have a bath, pour some dead sea salts in!

Bath times have never been so salty

What you need to do is buy one of those wholesale bags of Dead Sea salts. The 10kg-plus bags that you eventually forget that you bought and rediscover in the cupboard 20 years later. It’s more economical and will last longer. Then, dissolve two handfuls or up to one cup into the water. They’re great for psoriasis because of their mineral content, which includes high concentrations of magnesium, bitumen, bromide and sodium, and help to reduce inflammation and stop itching in its tracks.

However, the thing I enjoy the most, is that Dead Sea salts leave your skin feeling SMOOTH. Like butter, or like the car in Karate Kid that the poor child had to wax for ages. For some reason the plaques just slide off, and the affect lasts for hours. If you’re looking for a recommendation, I like the Minera Fine Grain Pure Dead Sea Salt on Amazon, which comes in a 10lb bag. It lasts a good while, and they’re not blended with anything else, just 100% pure powdery dead sea baby!

Use Dead Sea Scrubs & Shampoos

Spa MAGIK is the dead sea salt psoriasis brand extraordinaire

Spa MAGIC is the shizzle ladies and gentle flakers

You can find Dead Sea salts blended into a variety of products that are great for psoriasis.

The brand that I’ve had the most success with is Spa MAGIK. You can get hydrating black mud soap, Dead Sea shampoos for scalp psoriasis, as well as bottles of tingly Dead Sea shower and bath gels and exfoliating Dead Sea scrubs. They have more products than you can shake an exceptionally large flake at. What’s also good about the brand is that it is very clean in terms of natural ingredients being used.

Unlike Cleopatra, you don’t need to be carried by a bunch of slaves and tossed into the Dead Sea riverbanks to look and feel good. No, you can toss yourself into a tub covered head to toe in mud to get the same experience. Your flakes will love you for it.

Rub Dead Sea Mud Over Your Plaques

Use dead sea mud for psoriasis

What? This isn’t the right mud? 

The black mud found at the bottom of the Dead Sea is not your typical backyard mud. No way, its special magic wizard mud.

Dead Sea mud is said to improve blood circulation and enhance cell regeneration, but what is great for flakers is that, once its peeled off, it carries away with it dead skin cells, impurities and toxins, which all aggravate psoriasis.

One more thing, research has shown that Dead Sea mud can reduce wrinkling by up to 40%. So if your face regularly gets mistaken for a leather handbag, and you have psoriasis, then this treatment is for you.

And guys, don’t feel girl. My girlfriend uses mud packs and mud facials all the time that “somehow” end up on me. It’s for medical purposes, I swear!

Do you use Dead Sea salt psoriasis treatments? Leave a comment about your experience below!

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I'm just an average 28 year old living with psoriasis. Over the last decade, I've tried everything, from real snake poison to rubbing banana peels over my body. I've finally found an approach that's working for me, and I'm sharing it with all the flakers out there. But Psoriasis Blob is not about one man, it's a growing community of great, red people.

32 Responses to Using Dead Sea Salts Kills Psoriasis Flakes

  1. R VICTOR says:

    I used the mud at first then switched to the salt by mistake. You see both packages have the same color. Now I realized that the Salt is better. My skin is now smoother and there are fewer flakes.

  2. Les says:

    I suffered from facial proriasus for literally almost 2 decades. Tried every steroid there is.

    I tried the BLACK Dead Sea soap lathered in the shower, and literally you can feel the soap aching (and working) on your skin.

    Redness reduced and gone within 3 days.

    I changed to the white soap but it’s useless so back to black.

  3. Alex says:

    I have psoriasis and i use dead sea salt directly rubbing it without water on my face been 2 weeks now can see little improvement

  4. Rebecka says:

    I would recommend all of you to try a Danish brand called Kimovi. It’s contains Kigelia Africana and 28% thermal salt ( you can get without as well). It’s the best products I’ve tried so far. Highly recommended!! I don’t know if the ship ww yet. The products are available in some pharmacies in Sweden at least ( no prescribtion needed, no steroids or anything).
    Google it and try it. I tried a lot of things. I don’t have severe psoriasis but it comes and goes This blog has helped me a great deal too. So thanks! In general I’m more into internal than external treatment and I’m fully aware of the significance of diet etc but I’ll definitely would recommend Kimovi to all for external non steroid treatment.

  5. I have a bad case of seborrhea on my scalp/ears…I believe seborrhea is in same family as psoriasis. It’s gotten so bad it hurts. Is Sea Salt/sea salt shampoo my best option? Help please

  6. Debbie Bates says:

    My mom has been going to the dermatologist for years and nothing was working. I researched and bought her the minerva sea salt and Pure Turmeric Curcumin w/ Bioperine from Amazon and she is already clearing up. I think the Dead Sea Salt was the key.

  7. Lazarus says:

    Dude…Icant thank you enough for this information. Youve given me my life back. I had psoriasis all over my face and body for over a decade. TRIED EVERYTHING, nothing worked. I now have completely clear skin and have even gotten a few phone numbers from girls that in the past wouldnt have looked twice at my scaley red mug. All it took was 3 weeks of dead sea salt baths and laying out on my pourch to tan and i am literally a new person. Thanks for the info. Believe it this method is highly effective.

  8. Valerie says:

    I use Adama Dead Sea Salt shampoo and conditioner. Works great for the psoriasis and easy on the hair.

  9. Beryl rock says:

    This made me giggle and I’m gonna throw myself in ten tub and hope it works

  10. Carlos C says:

    How can I make the redness go away?? I have tried everything!!!

    • Mariusz Richter says:

      Hi. Im my self psoriasis sufferer currently trying dead Sea salts.I was once told by dermatologist abroad that the redness will clear in few months. apparently it takes ages to clear but eventually should go away.v slow process.

  11. Katie says:

    I am always shocked how people praise dead sea salt for healing psoriasis. I got some mixed with almond oil and the very first time Input it on my psoriasis I was made immediately aware that the saying “pouring salt in someone’s wound” was far more painful than those mere words convey!! It burned so badly that I was in tears. The jar said to leave it on for 3 minutes!! The 5 seconds it took me to frantically wash it off was hell and several hours afterward my skin felt like it had been peeled off with a grater!! I read more about it and a few weeks later, since I saw so many had success, tried again….this time, I stood in the shower, biting my lip, with tears rolling down my face and waited the entire 3 minutes! It was AWFUL! I swore I would never do that again! I honestly think it was the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. I’m not sure how people can tolerate it. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a point in the “cycle” of psoriasis that I’m supposed to use it…like when it’s at the flakiest phase or something? I really wanted this to work….sigh. I’ve tried so many things that haven’t and I was counting on this one since it seemed so natural. If anyone has advice…please share. Thank you.

    • redblob says:

      Hi Katie. Sorry to hear that. Have you tried different brands, or just buying the salt crystals separately and dissolving them into a bath? The creams I used were quite mild so I didn’t have much stinging at all. However I would recommend that you try the bath salts, and experiment with the amounts until its comfortable. I used 1 to 2 full cups and, after soaking for half an hour, had the smoothest skin ever. It’s really great. Hope you find a way of making it work for you.

  12. Leticia says:

    Do you have experience with tropaleum majus? Psoriasis seems to go away.

  13. Kat says:

    Omg! You have me laughing my ass off for the first time about my condition! Thank you!!

    • Karen says:

      Me too!!!! This is a great site. A great talent for writing. Thank you so much!!! I am 54 yrs old and got psoriasis when I was 17. My boyfriend was killed on his motorcycle and I blew the gene for psoriasis. Stress is a big factor for me. Have tried many things and have a lot of the items recommended but have not been consistent. I am very motivated now to be so. I will also try some new items. Psoriasis is a test of strength and will power!!! As I write this I am inhaling a bag of Panda soft licorice. Yum!!! Probably not the best thing for me. Weak moment for sure!!

  14. natcho says:

    If you have skin problems, try neem oil. It smells bad by its self. Or neem soap which is not bad.

  15. Tamara says:

    Hey Bob and fellow flakers! This is new for me to even have found a nick name for ourselves…kinda funny! I have had seborrhea on my scalp for 15-20 years but this last 6-12 months it has spread like gangbusters and is scabby and itchy terribly 🙁 I have colored hair and don’t want to ruin it but am desperate for a cure! I will go get the dead sea shampoo/conditioner! This is my question…do I add equal parts sea salt to the shampoo AND the conditioner? How often do I do it? I normally shampoo every 3-4 days due to great thick healthy hair so what do you recommend?

  16. drew866 says:

    I am 28 and I have the P. I am married, but not happy with myself cuz of my body. I still have really good sex but keep my shirt on. It goes and comes. I just want to take my wife to the beach and have fun with my shirt off like I did two years ago… what do I do.

    • redblob says:

      Hi Drew. Hang in there. Who says you can’t go to the beach with psoriasis? That’s exactly what you should do! Sunlight and ocean water always does good things for psoriasis, just don’t get too baked out there. There must be a time or area of the coastline you can go to wherever you are that’s a bit more private. I used to be super self-conscious about it in public places too, but after a while you get thicker, if just as flaky, skin.

  17. My dear flakers,

    I am taking a pilgrimage to the Dead Sea, leaving Dublin for Jordan in 4 weeks time. Tres excited. I would be happy to share some before and after pictures with you and an over all summary of my trip, if you are interested? I have completely convinced myself this is going to work, believing is achieving right?

    Caitlin x

  18. Kenny says:

    I am a 50 year old male and I have had facial psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis for the best part of 30 years. For most of that time my doctor has been prescribing Hydrocortisone cream for the face and betamethasone valerate for my scalp. 30 years of toxins on my skin and scalp and the problem just got worse and and worse. I started using Dead sea salts on my face very recently and almond oil as a shampoo. My face has improved so much it is unbelievable, before I had large patches of white and red flaky skin across my forehead, eyelids, nose and on my upper lip now I have a slightly red face but a much better complexion. I used to get fed up with people thinking that I had been out to long in the sun without sun lotion and I had burned my face. The scalp flakes have stopped now too. I don’t know if I can post them here but I have some before and after pictures to show the difference.

    • NJnancy says:

      Where did you get the sea salts and almond oil? I’m afraid to just get any old product off the web for fear of buying 12 of them before finding a good one?

    • Anne says:

      Kenny I suffer from Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. I have been under doctor care for this now for the past year, with no good results!! Interested in your post about almond oil shampoo, has it eliminated the problem or is it a maintenance thing. I recently found a posting online about Dead Sea salt, turmeric and echinacea and I am wondering which would be better for me to try ( so tired of disappointment !!! ) Looking forward to your reply. Anne.

  19. shamose says:

    Hello dear, thanks for the useful information. My question is where in Toronto Canada can Spa MAGIK products be bought?

  20. mary willis says:

    I just ordered some from Amazon!

  21. israel oren says:

    Where in Israel can the Spa MAGIK products be bought? We are interested in buying an amount of each product?

    • redblob says:

      Thanks for your question! I’ve contacted the manufacturers to list their Israeli partners and will post it here when I get a response.

  22. tony says:

    I’ve been to the dead sea. You don’t really go in the water much. You sunbathe a lot and eat a healthy diet, get rest and hang out with other flakers, swapping stories and trying to find someone to have sex with when you get better. The salts good, but you can use Epsom salts and sea salt together instead.

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