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Vacations for Your Skin: The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

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With the cold weather outside, many of us dream about escaping to tropical locales with warm water this time of year. But what about escaping to a winter wonderland with warm water?

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland provides a fabulous vacation spot for soaking up the beautiful views of winter snow and the northern lights while soaking in warm, nutrient-rich water that has been proven to benefit the skin, especially for those suffering from psoriasis.

Located 47 km from Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon offers guests a chance to swim and relax in its 100° to 106° geothermal seawater&ellips; even on the coldest winter nights.

The Blue Lagoon gets it name from its light blue color which comes from a combination of algae, silica and other minerals. White silica mud is also taken from the bottom of the lagoon and is placed in buckets along the side of the lagoon for guests to rub on their bodies.

According to the Blue Lagoon’s official website, the water’s positive effects on the skin of psoriasis sufferers has been scientifically proven:

“It has been scientifically verified that regular bathing in Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater is an effective treatment for psoriasis….Research on healing power, composition and biology show that the geothermal seawater’s ecosystem is unique in the world. Analysis on its composition confirms that it contains unique active ingredients: minerals, silica and algae.”

The Blue Lagoon is definitely on our travel list. Have you been to the Blue Lagoon?

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