On the Dead Sea beaches and in the Dead Sea spas you will come across strange looking human-like creatures with a smooth, grey surface. These are neither aliens from Mars,nor local Dead Sea mutants. These are people like you and me, covered from top to bottom with Dead Sea mud.
Why should you apply mud to your skin?
Dead Sea mud is rich in minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and bromides. Minerals constitute about 62% of the Dead Sea mud, organic materials account for 22%, and the rest is water. The minerals nurture the skin and help its metabolism.
The mud absorbs dirt and removes dead epidermis cells.
You can either treat yourself to a mud bath in one of the spas, or buy a packet of mud and apply it yourself. Don't forget to have your photo taken as a grey monster!
The picture is not very good, sorry, it was taken with a pocket camera way back in 1989, but I put it here to show that even at that early age we took our daughter Tal out into the desert to show her the wonders of nature. Here she is about 3-4 months old. It was fun watching to see her reaction when we put her in the waterfall. She loves it even today when she is a wise teenager....
A lot of people come to see the dead sea and to float in the water.
A well known custom is to read a news paper in the water while someone else is taking your picture.
A lot of people (like me) come very early in the morning to see the sunrise over the dead sea and also a lot come to see the sunset.
the view here is beautiful , magical.
A lot of people buy dead sea mud , cover their body with the mud and after a few minutes go into the water.