Need a vacation? Why not visit a locale that provides R&R not only for your mind, but also for your skin. Here are six vacation spots for psoriasis and eczema sufferers, recommended by Health.com.
1. The Dead Sea, Israel. For more information on the Dead Sea, see our previous blog post: http://www.seaweedbathco.com/blog/cat/Travel/post/dead-sea/.
2. The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. The Blue Lagoon skin clinic is located in Iceland near Reykjavik. The clinic offers guests a chance to swim and relax in its 100° to 106° geothermal seawater. The lagoon is world-renowned for its minerals, silica and algae, which have improved the skin condition of many psoriasis and eczema sufferers.
3. La Roche-Posay, France. This small town in France is a destination because of its spring water, which is rich in selenium. Selenium deficiency is believed to play a role in psoriasis and other skin conditions. A wide variety of treatments utilizing the spring water are offered to guests at Roche-Posay Thermal Center.
4. Mavena Derma Center, Chicago. This day clinic in the Chicago area uses balneophototherapy to treat psoriasis and other similar skin conditions. Mavenda Derma Center provides patients a combined treatment of soaking in mineral-rich salt water and UVB light therapy, which emulates the conditions of the Dead Sea.
5. Soap Lake, Washington. Located in the center of Washington state, Soap Lake is a natural lake touted for its healing qualities. Many people visit Soap Lake each year to soak in its mineral-rich waters and lather on its natural mud to improve the condition of their skin. Don’t expect any fancy spas or treatment centers here; Soap Lake provides a “do-it-yourself” experience.
6. Warm Mineral Springs, Florida. On the west coast of Florida, between Sarasota and Ft. Myers, you will find Warm Mineral Springs, Florida. Believed by some to be the fabled Fountain of Youth sought by Ponce de León, Warm Mineral Springs is a naturally formed warm water spring. According to its website, the water at Warm Mineral Springs has the highest mineral content in North America and the third highest mineral content in the world, providing unique health benefits to its visitors.
For more information, check out Health.com’s slideshow here:http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20306921_1,00.html.