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Stress Awareness Month: How Dead Sea Salts Can Help Reduce The Stress Cycle Of Itchy Skin Conditions

Skin conditions can be very stressful to live with. When a flare or breakout is triggered it can cause an immediate rise in your stress levels, which in turn can heighten the symptoms of the flare or breakout by causing inflammation in the body. 


As April is stress awareness month, we’re highlighting the cycle of stress and skin conditions and explaining how our Dead Sea bath salts can help you to break this cycle.

 

Stress & itchy skin conditions

Eczema. psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions can be easily triggered due to stress. This is due to an increase in cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. Cortisol increases the amount of inflammation in the body, which can easily trigger an itchy flare up. The main symptoms of skin conditions often include inflammation, which leads to the itchiness and redness that eczema and psoriasis sufferers know all too well. 


Many eczema and psoriasis sufferers find themselves stuck in a cycle of being stressed and anxious about a flare-up, which then worsens the symptoms, and so the cycle continues. The key to stopping this cycle is to reduce the causes and symptoms of the inflammation.

 

How Dead Sea bath salts help ease itchy skin conditions 

One way to soothe your eczema and relieve symptoms of psoriasis is by bathing in Dead Sea bath salts. At Westlab, we’re passionate about providing natural solutions to those who need it. Our bestselling Dead Sea salt is our original heritage product which wowed our founders by working wonders on their children’s eczema. So how does our Dead Sea salt do this?


Itching and scratching are a common symptom of eczema and psoriasis, and makes your symptoms worse in the long run. Trying to stop itching isn’t as easy as it sounds, it can be difficult to stop the itch/scratch cycle, especially if you’re under a lot of stress. 


Our Dead Sea bath salt contains high levels of magnesium, which has anti-inflammatory properties to calm your eczema or psoriasis down and help reduce itching and your need to scratch. It is also rich in calcium and potassium to leave your skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated. This healing combination helps provide comfort and relief from the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, while also helping your skin barrier to repair itself and heal from the flare. 

 

Soothing mind and body for relaxation and better sleep 

As well as providing relief from the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and other itchy skin conditions, the magnesium in Dead Salt also helps to relax your mind and body. Magnesium helps with the production of serotonin (the mood-boosting hormone) and melatonin (the sleep hormone). When combined with your skin feeling more comfortable, these additional relaxation benefits can make a real difference in helping you to de-stress and sleep better at night. This will also help reduce cortisol in your body and therefore reduce inflammation in your skin to help break the cycle of stress and itching.



How to use Dead Sea Salts

Once you’ve poured a warm bath, simply take 2-4 cups of our Dead Sea salt and pour it in. Soak and relax for at least 20 minutes. Don’t rinse your skin after the bath - you want to keep the minerals locked into your skin for as long as possible. 


For any questions about our Dead Sea bath salts, contact our team any time.