You Won’t Believe What Israeli Brides Are Putting on Their Faces

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You’re going to have to trust us with this one and take a little leap of beauty faith—the product that Israeli brides are obsessed with and smearing all over their gorgeous faces and bodies is…mud. But not just your garden-variety type of mud, this magic concoction is made from the mineral-rich mud of the Dead Sea. Yes, we admit it does sound a little creepy (you don’t necessarily want to hear the word “dead” when it comes to your skin routine) and possibly very dirty (umm, it’s mud), but this incredibly salty body of water has been considered to have healing properties for centuries. “It nourishes skin with minerals like calcium, silicon, potassium and natural tar. It can be used as an exfoliant and moisturizer and can also treat psoriasis,” says Debra Jaliman, MD, New York City dermatologist and author of Skin Rules.

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