No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to the Dead Sea. Before you go, here’s a couple of facts that will increase your enjoyment of this natural wonder.
The Dead Sea sits at the lowest point on earth. High salt concentration means that people can easily float on the sea’s surface. Water flows into the Dead Sea from the Jordan River, but no water ever flows out of the sea. The Dead Sea is disappearing at an alarming rate. Some experts say that unless drastic measures are taken to preserve what is left of this natural wonder, the sea could disappear in our lifetime.
The salt from the sea has skincare benefits including treatment of psoriasis, cellulite, acne, hives, and others. The air around the Dead Sea, with its low in pollen and allergens, make it the perfect location for those with asthma.
It’s warm all year round. Annual rainfall at the Dead Sea is less than 50 millimeters. Since it’s located at such a low point, the sun’s UV rays are weaker there, making it harder to burn. So, float on without worrying too much about harmful UVs.