Westlab Dead Sea Mud brings the well-established healing properties of this mineral-rich mud to your bathroom.
Dead Sea Mud has been hailed since ancient times for its health-giving and healing qualities. For many centuries, people with skin problems have travelled to bathe in the Dead Sea waters and to cover their bodies in its therapeutic mud.
Westlab’s mud is 100% pure and genuine, high quality, with no additives of any kind. It has been sourced from the depths of the Dead Sea and packaged for use as a purifying body mask that helps treat eczema, psoriasis, and acne, as well as relaxing aching joints and muscles.
Some of the essential minerals in this Dead Sea Mud include magnesium, calcium and potassium, which help to relieve sore and itchy skin, remove impurities, and promote natural skin health.
Magnesium is known for its protective, balancing, and repairing properties; calcium is an antioxidant that aids cell growth; and potassium helps to balance the skin’s moisture levels.
Westlab Dead Sea Mud contains only Maris Limus (Dead Sea Mud) – absolutely no additives.
To use this mud as a body mask, apply it thickly all over the skin, as required. Either allow it to dry or wrap in plastic film and towels to create extra warmth. Leave it on the skin for its nutrients to be absorbed for around 15-20 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water and pat the skin dry.
If using heat, place the inner pack of mud in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes before opening and applying. It can be microwaved safely on medium heat for 60 seconds, but ensure that you open one corner first. Once heated, stir thoroughly and check that it’s not too hot to apply to the skin.
Westlab Dead Sea Mud is for use by adults only and should be stored out of children’s reach.
Once the package is opened, it should be used within one month, taking care to reseal the package after use.
It is for external use, not to be ingested, and contact with the eyes should be avoided. Avoid using on the face.
Do not use if you have broken or weeping skin, or extremely sensitive skin. Also, if you are suffering from a medical condition or are taking other medication, consult with a medical professional before use.
Pregnant or nursing women should also check with their doctor before using.
In case of a skin reaction when using this mud, rinse with water and consult with a doctor if the reaction persists.
No side effects have been identified with Westlab Dead Sea Mud; and no interactions with other medicines have been reported.
HelloSkin’s experts did not find any scientific data on the use of Dead Sea Mud in people with psoriasis. However, dead sea water contains a larger concentration of chloride, magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium, bromide, sulfate and bicarbonate than other seas around the world. Especially the high concentration of magnesium which helps the skin retain water is thought to give this its moisturizing properties (1).
Studies have shown that the combination of Dead Sea salt balneotherapy (bathing) and phototherapy (exposure for UVB) have a great benefit on psoriatic lesions (2). For instance, one study that investigated skin biopsies of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis before and after combined Dead Sea Water balneotherapy and phototherapy, demonstrated a significant reduction in the disease severity after 4 weeks of treatment (3).
Although arguably, the phototherapy is the most important factor in this, a specific benefit of Dead Sea water balneotherapy is also suggested (4).
For people with Eczema
HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find clinical data on dead sea salt/mud and the effect on atopic dermatitis. However, dead sea water has a higher concentration of chloride, magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium, bromide, sulfate and bicarbonate than other seas around the world. Because of its high concentration of especially magnesium, water from the dead sea is believed to have moisturizing properties by helping retain the water in the skin (1).
In patients with atopic and dry skin, a study has shown that 5-6 weeks of treatment with dead sea salt decreased the transepidermal water loss from the skin significantly. The study also demonstrated that bathing in the salt solution was well tolerated, improved skin barrier function, enhanced stratum corneum hydration, and reduced skin roughness and inflammation (5).