Healing effects were ascribed to the sea as early as ancient times. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra had the salt from the Dead Sea brought to her, especially for her bath. After all, it was already believed back then that this acted like a fountain of youth for the skin. To this day, the salt from the Dead Sea is in demand all over the world. Although the salt and mineral concentration in the Dead Sea is around ten times higher than in other bodies of water, salt water generally has positive effects on the body.
Benefits The Skin
In particular, people who suffer from skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis or neurodermatitis benefit from bathing in seawater. Its anti-inflammatory effect reduces the symptoms of diseases, wounds heal faster. Saltwater also loosens dead skin cells, making the skin smoother and softer. The salt in the sea makes the skin more elastic and stretchable. However, those who suffer from dry skin should enjoy the water with high salt content in moderation and then help with a moisturizing cream. The following applies to the hair: The sea salt with its minerals is well suited for care. However, after swimming in the sea, the water on the scalp evaporates, but the salt remains. It soaks up moisture and oil – the scalp dries out. Therefore, you should always rinse your hair with fresh water after bathing in the sea.
The sea air is particularly pure. Pollen and smog pollution occur in significantly lower concentrations on coasts than in the interior of the country. The surf at the ocean also drives aerosols, tiny particles of iodine and salt, into the airways. They loosen phlegm, which is particularly helpful for those suffering from hay fever and asthma. Anyone who suffers from respiratory diseases and spends several weeks at the sea can often notice the positive effects for months afterward.
Helps You Relax
The sound of the sea gives many people a feeling of deep relaxation after just a few minutes. It is not entirely clear where this connection comes from. However, there is evidence that the sound of the sea can help tinnitus patients. The noise distracts the acoustic attention from the unpleasant noises in the ear. However, that only lasts as long as you are at the sea.
Relives The Joints
The salt content in the water provides buoyancy and thus relieves the joints and bones. This also applies in fresh water, but the effect is somewhat stronger in saltwater. The pressure on the bones is relieved, from which rheumatism patients, in particular, can benefit. The sea also stimulates movement, for example when swimming or walking on the beach. This prevents the limbs from stiffening and is not only good for rheumatism patients.
Strengthens The Immune System
At the sea, the body is exposed to strong climatic stimuli from the sun, wind, and water. Above all, wind and cooler water ensure that blood circulation is stimulated. This also applies, for example, to the mucous membranes, which can thus better defend themselves against infections. The immune system is activated, in addition to the already mentioned anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effects of seawater.