If you suffer from dry skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis, you may want to give dry salt therapy a try.
Dry Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, has been gaining momentum all over the world as a remedy for various physical ailments with remarkable success.
Exposure to atmospheric dry salt improves the vitality and complexion of your skin by:
- killing bad bacteria and fungi
- improving good bacteria
- reducing inflammation
- exfoliating the skin
- stimulating cell regeneration
These qualities can offer relief for red, itchy and flaky skin, and can help ease the symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis.
Halotherapy also reduces immunoglobulin (IgE) levels in the blood, which further reduces itchiness. Lastly, regular halotherapy sessions have a rejuvenating effect, and fight signs of aging, leaving your skin significantly smoother.
As halotherapy is a natural therapy, it’s perfect for babies, toddlers, people with sensitive skin, the elderly, and even pregnant women.
What is Eczema?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that makes the skin red, itchy and inflamed. It can affect people of all ages, but it is mostly prevalent in babies and children.
Symptoms of Eczema include itchy, red, dry and scaly patches caused by inflammation, and can significantly vary from person to person.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition where the cells multiply rapidly on the surface of the skin. This causes itchy, scaling red patches on the skin. Sometimes, the patches can flare up, causing cracking and bleeding, and can be quite painful.
Symptoms of Psoriasis include soreness, visibly raised dry patches of skin, itching and burning sensations, and painful, swollen joints.
How Can Halotherapy Help?
Halotherapy helps reduce inflammation, and reduces the severity of the symptoms of Eczema and Psoriasis.
Regular halotherapy sessions can make your skin less susceptible to outbreaks or flare-ups. Over time, many Eczema and Psoriasis sufferers have reported a reduction, and even complete remission, of their symptoms with frequent sessions of halotherapy.
Halotherapy: Before and After
The following video clip shows the results of Halotherapy on a Psoriasis patient:
Does it Work?
There are many credible studies proving the benefits of halotherapy.
In this study titled Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Psoriasis of 26 individuals performed by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in June 2006, halotherapy was found to be efficient in treating various skin diseases.
In this medical journal titled The efficacy of speleotherapy in atopic dermatitis in children of 112 children with Eczema, a positive response was found in 78% of patients after 24 months of treatment. The conclusion was:
During the treatment positive trends were observed in the patients’ dermatological status and immune homeostasis.
The method [halotherapy] is recommended for treatment of atopic dermatitis [Eczema].
This article outlines many other studies that show the benefits of salt therapy.
Besides the studies, just ask anyone who’s tried it. The reviews are unanimous. If you suffer from dry a skin condition such as Psoriasis or Eczema, you should give halotherapy a try!
It’s important to note that halotherapy is complementary — and should not be used to replace any existing medication. If you notice an improvement in your symptoms from salt therapy, talk to your doctor before making any changes to your regular prescribed medication.