The fountain of youth…I used to think it was just a myth.
But a few weeks ago, I became a believer!
Now, this might sound crazy coming from a man of science.
But earlier this month, I got to experience one of nature’s most legendary sources of vitality firsthand.
And today, I’m going to share how you can harness its power without leaving the house!
Of course, I’m not talking about a literal fountain. What I’m referring to, is an incredible body of water known as the Dead Sea.
Each year, thousands of people travel to this mysterious place in hopes of turning back the clock—be in on their health, or in many cases, on how they look.
This has been happening for centuries, and success stories are constantly being reported. Some have even been clinically documented.
So, despite my skepticism, I’ve always been secretly fascinated by the idea of Dead Sea rejuvenation. Which is why I recently decided to satisfy my curiosity once and for all, by booking a trip to Israel.
And now that I’m back, I’d love to tell you about my most recent adventure…especially because I came home with tips that are guaranteed to give you the upper hand in the fight against aging.
First, let me explain what makes the Dead Sea so special. Some people believe it to have “magical” powers, but it’s actually the sea’s incredibly high saline content that makes its waters unique.
The Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water on Earth—so salty in fact, even a bowling ball can float on its surface without sinking.
So, when I arrived, the very first thing I had to do was—obviously—take a dip!
Unfortunately, the world famous Mineral Beach I’d planned on visiting had just been closed due to sinkholes, so I headed to the equally popular, Kalia Beach instead.
This turned out to be a fine alternative…and perhaps even a fateful turn of events!
As slowly submerged myself in the salty water, I could feel its sting on my skin…but sure enough, my body felt utterly weightless. And suddenly, I began to feel the tension melt from my joints and muscles.
For a while, I bobbed there like a buoy, just taking it all in…
But then my attention turned to something else. I noticed that nearly every other person on the crowded beach was covered from head to toe in a thick layer of dark grey mud.
I approached a group of mud people—four women, whom I overheard speaking English—and asked them what they were doing.
“We’re getting younger, can’t you tell?” one of them replied cheerfully.
“Well, that’s perfect, because I make people young for a living. Let’s talk about this” I joked. And just like that, I’d make some new friends!
I learned that these women—Jemma, Margaret, Vera, and Paige—were visiting from the U.K.
And this wasn’t their first time on the banks of the Dead Sea. They’ve been coming here every year for the past decade.
“We all went to University together and have been best friends ever since. Ten years ago, we realized that we were all about to turn 50…and as if that wasn’t hard enough, that same year, I got divorced,” said Vera…
“So we decided to get away for a week, just us girls. And I thought, well, since I’m about to be single again, why not do a spa?”
The decision to go to Israel was an easy one. Much like myself, Vera had heard great things about the Dead Sea, and wanted to see if it could really make them feel beautiful enough to forget about the big 5-0.
Long story short—their first trip was a complete success. They came home with glowing skin and newfound confidence. So they made a pact to come back for a “beauty tune up” every year.
And, as Margaret put it, they they’ve never felt blue about an upcoming birthday since then.
Indeed, even at 60, these bubbly girlfriends all looked incredible—and had the energy of teenagers on spring break!
Turns out, the mud had a lot to do with it. Well, at least with their youthful appearance.
You see, even though the Dead Sea is way too salty to support any kind of plant or animal life, it’s an ideal environment for minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and many others…
In fact, the Dead Sea is home to a highly unique blend of more than 20 powerful minerals, which also happen to be the foundation of healthy skin.
Now, bathing in the Dead Sea will leave you with soft, silky skin, but the mud found along its beaches, is even more potent—and has been know to actually improve the appearance of skin on contact!
This mineral-rich mud (which you can literally scoop handfuls of, right on the beach) is so powerful, that when applied as a topical skin mask, it has the ability to:
- Improve blood circulation for a healthy, youthful glow.
- Help to tighten loose skin.
- Lock in moisture and smooth out wrinkles.
- Open pores to draw out toxins, while letting oxygen in.
- Provide an essential blend of nutrients to promote overall health and radiance.
That’s why you won’t find many surfers and snorkelers around the Dead Sea. There, the typical beach day consists of coating your skin with mud, letting it dry, rinsing off in salty sea water…
Then repeating the process again and again.
Thousands of beauty-minded travelers can’t be wrong—the Dead Sea system works.
Before long, I was on board and covered in a decadent layer of clay myself!
I even kicked it up a notch, by using handfuls of sand to scrub the dry mud off my skin—creating the perfect, all-natural exfoliant.
After just one day in Israel, I could see the difference…
And by the end of my two-week stay, it felt like I was literally wearing a younger man’s skin!
Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to introduce my clients back home to the magic of the Dead Sea. The only question was: How?
To my relief, I learned that it’s actually pretty easy to get ahold of Dead Sea mud, right here in the U.S . There are a number of companies which ship it all over the world—just place an order online, and use in the privacy of your own bathroom.
Now Dead Sea mud is a bit pricey, so I would save this luxurious treatment for just your face and neck, rather than your entire body.
But the good news is, the results last for days, and get better with every use!
I’m also pleased to report that these Dead Sea skin secrets can easily fit in with—and significantly enhance—your current skincare routine.
Occasional use of a Dead Sea mud mask can keep your skin healthy and purified…
That way, your favorite products will have a smooth, clean, and extra absorbent surface to penetrate—giving you better, faster, and more noticeable results.
For example, I’ve already had numerous clients tell me that our famously silky BHMD Lift and Firm Sculpting Cream feels even more luxurious on their skin, when applied immediately after a Dead Sea mud mask.
There are so many things about Israel that I fell in love with, and will never, ever forget. The food, the people, the history…these memories will last a lifetime.
But professionally, the trip made me realize that while the Dead Sea may still hold many mysteries, it also actually reveals a great deal about the secret to younger skin.
Would you be willing to give the Dead Sea treatment a try? I’d love to hear about your experience with my beloved black mud—and which of its many skin benefits is your favorite.
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All the best,
Payman Danielpour, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group
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