Our suggestions here are based on doctors’ advice, personal experience and from the many friends who have all different types of psoriasis.
We believe that the longer you stay at the DS, the more the sun and minerals benefit the skin and the longer relief from symptoms you get thereafter. Everybody has different types of psoriasis and some are more stubborn than others. The aim is to dry out the psoriasis and therefore it begins to flatten in appearance. At this point the skin can then begin to tan and have the same appearance and skin tone as the rest of your skin. The Dead Sea is below sea level resulting in the more harmful rays being filtered out, therefore enabling you to sit in the sun for longer periods of time without burning. People with darker skin tones may find that they can sit in the sun longer than people with fair skin. There are three medical clinics and we would always suggest that on the first visit to the DS, a doctor’s regime is followed. After that, it’s up to you. What we don’t want to happen is that you learn the incorrect ways of clearing your skin, which can be costly with little effect.
The sunlight at the Dead Sea is naturally filtered due to its location, 430 meter below sea level, reducing the intensity of the sunlight and causing less damage to the skin.
The Dead Sea water contains 32% salt with a relatively high concentration of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, bromide and potassium all of which help to nourish the skin, therefore relaxing the nerves. Its very high density enables the body to float effortlessly which improves the effects of physiotherapy.
The magnesium and bromine rich atmosphere will make you feel more relaxed, (it is a known fact that mental stress has a direct influence on psoriasis), the air is unpolluted and virtually free of allergens, and it has higher oxygen density than the air at sea level.
People from all over the world come to treat their skin in the Dead Sea. Usually people come during the same months, and return every year. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and to hang out together at the solarium (an area designated purely for people with psoriasis) beach and local bars.