Located on the border between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is one of the most effective natural health resorts in the world. Even an ordinary holiday stay by the Dead Sea has a beneficial impact on skin affected by acne, eczema or psoriasis. It is an exceptionally sunny spot (over 330 sunny days a year), and its low elevation allows for sunbathing that is a lot safer than elsewhere, as the harmful UV rays are filtered by the steam over the water and thick ozone layer. The atmosphere is extremely dense and the air is rich in minerals due to the evaporating water.
For these reasons a stay at the Dead Sea is ideal for treatment for diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne or scleroderma. Treatments are based on phototherapy, sunbathing, bathing in the sea and mud wraps. The black mud derived from the bottom of the Dead Sea has nourishing, revitalising, moisturising and antiseptic properties.
Mineral water and mud for skin diseases
Treatment of psoriasis, acne and other skin diseases is also possible in European centres, which use natural therapeutic agents such as mineral water and mud. Mined in the north of Italy, near the Euganean Hills, highly mineralised Fango mud is known for strengthening the body's resistance and stimulation of the blood circulation. For this reason it is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis and other skin diseases.
These treatments that utilise thermal mineral water can also be found in the Slovenian resort of Moravske Toplice. The "Black Water" sourced there has a temperature of 72°C, contains sodium chloride, carbonate and hydrogen, and has a soothing and softening effect on skin.
Ayurveda - a natural remedy for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis
Ancient Indian healing - Ayurveda - assumes that skin diseases originate from poor nutrition and lifestyle. Treatment of psoriasis or atopic dermatitis begins with a consultation with an ayurvedic specialist, who determines the patient's constitution type, composes the right diet plan and prescribes appropriate treatments.