Friday, 07 September 2012
As we all know, time takes its toll on us and as we get older we seem to search more and more for the real fountain of youth. We begin to see changes in ourselves, from fine lines and wrinkles to a few more gray hairs. Whatever the side-effects, humans are not fond of the aging process, and we often resort to treatments that are ridiculous at best, painful and dangerous at worst. We nip and tuck, pull and tighten, stretch and massage our way to eternal youth. Only, it doesn’t work that way – no matter what we do, we are still aging.
You could get botox treatments, a face lift, liposuction. You could spend hundreds of dollars on empty promises: expensive lotions and “miracle” creams that don’t really work.
Or, you could take a bath once a week – Could this possibly be the fountain of youth we have been searching for?
That’s right – bathing is a healthy, enjoyable way to restore your body’s youth and vitality. Certain types of bath salts contain powerful minerals that replenish moisture in our skin, aid in our defense against elements such as sun and pollution, tighten and detoxify our pores. In addition, bathing is a wonderful way to relax and unwind, making us look and feel younger.
How does it work? First, you need high quality bath salts that naturally contain essential minerals and nutrients for the body such as magnesium, bromide, calcium, iodine, potassium, all of which are found in Dead Sea Salt. Magnesium aids in cell metabolism; bromide soothes the skin and relaxes nerves; calcium is known to strengthen bones and teeth while cleansing the pores of the skin; iodine aids in the body’s metabolic exchanges; potassium reduces water retention. These minerals all work to condition our skin, making it more resilient and able to defend against the elements.
The wrinkles and fine lines that we see as we get older are the result of a combination of factors. Sun exposure, stress, heredity, climate conditions and diet all contribute to our skin’s aging. Sea salts have been shown to decrease the depth of wrinkling by 40%. The minerals in sea salts draw out impurities and detoxify the skin, breaking down deposits that often get trapped just under the top layers of the skin and resulting in what we commonly refer to as cellulite. The salts also soothe and moisturize your skin, the result: your skin is smooth and supple, looking and feeling years younger.
Let’s not forget the biggest accelerator of the aging process: stress. Stress causes us to stay awake at night and not get enough sleep; it causes us to furrow our brows and frown (not helpful in making us look or feel youthful); it has more serious side effects such as heart disease. Taking a bath a few times a week will not only give you some much-needed quiet time – it will make you feel calmer and more relaxed during your hectic days. Start taking regular baths with some luxurious bath salts. Add your favorite scent, light some candles, and get ready for a younger, more vibrant body and mind. Maybe the fountain of youth is just a bath away!