Separating Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is not only the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water on earth, it is also the lowest point on the earth. These factors combine to make the Dead Sea a perfect vacation locale for psoriasis and eczema sufferers. While many visitors make the trip to the Dead Sea to experience the feeling of effortlessly floating on water or enjoy the beautiful vistas, others travel to the Dead Sea to take advantage of its world-renowned health and beauty benefits. In fact, severe eczema and psoriasis sufferers from around the world travel to the Dead Sea to bathe in its mineral-rich waters and bask in the sunlight over the Dead Sea. Simply relaxing in the unique climate of the Dead Sea has been shown to improve the red, flaking and scaling skin that plague sufferers of psoriasis and eczema. Spas in the Dead Sea also offer specific natural eczema and psoriasis treatments for sufferers. The treatments for eczema and psoriasis are given by professionals who are very familiar with helping treat the diseases so sufferers do not feel embarrassed or uncomfortable.
When to go: The best times to travel to the Dead Sea are when the weather is warm, but not too hot. Early fall, early summer, and mid-spring are ideal.
How to get there: The northern edge of the Dead Sea is approximately 40 km from Jerusalem and 100 km from Tel Aviv. Visitors can either rent a car or book one of the many private or shared transportation services offered to the Dead Sea.
Where to stay: There are numerous resorts and spas along the Dead Sea. We prefer Ein Bokek, where you can find a number of resorts and restaurants right along the beach.
While you are there: Make sure you allow time to see all of the breathtaking sites of Israel. Mount Masada and Jerusalem are not to be missed!Photo credit: Israel Ministry of Tourism