Vibe Israel planned the perfect day at sea for us. As a skincare fanatic, I wanted to let my skin enjoy all the benefits of the Dead Sea. The salt exfoliates your skin. The mud exfoliates your skin. Besides the Dead Sea you can also purchase skin care products with ingredients from the dead sea. I would highly recommend Seacret, which is sold right the dead sea. They have an entire skin care line that includes mud, exfoliates, and other excellent skin care products. I'd recommend the body butter and the facial serum. I am still using mine today. In addition to great skincare, the Dead Sea is like a fun day at the beach. If you can't swim, no worries, the sea water just picks you up. No strokes needed.Tips for visiting the Dead Sea
- Make sure you don't shave or exfoliate. The salt can sting. My swimsuit was rubbing me in my lower extremities, and I could feel the salt sting.
- Bring some sort of wet shoes to walk on the beach with. It will be painful to walk around the beach without it, because of the salt clumps.
- This goes without saying, but do not put your head in the water. Swallowing dead sea water can be life-threatening or send you to the hospital. Note there aren't much regarding waves, so there is no fear of being knocked over.
- In the mid-summer heat, the Dead Sea may be too warm to go into. Check online to see when the perfect time is to book your visit.
This goes without saying, but Old Jerusalem is something you have to see. From a religious standpoint, it has played a major role in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. From a historical and biblical perspective, Old Jerusalem has so many places of historical and biblical significance. There's the wailing wall, I believe in Jesus, so to walk the same steps he took gave me such joy. You also get to see the complicated relationships between the different religious yourself. Make sure you get a knowledgeable tour guide that knows the history. I learned so much on tour from our tour guide, Amit Greenfield.Besides the religious portion, there was a lot of food to try and sites to see.Tips for visiting Old Jerusalem
- Be prepared to walk and climb. After a day in Old Jerusalem, my step counter said I had taken over 20,000 steps. Sneakers are a must.
- There are lots of shops! Bring cash!
- Be respectful of the sites. Pay attention to your surroundings, there is a lot that you can see and touch, but there are also pieces of Old Jerusalem that you won't be allowed to see or touch. Just be mindful.
- Access your hair color - I went live during my dying, but the biggest tip on going blonde and not damaging your hair color is the actual color of your hair. Black hair is hard to take blonde healthily.
- Smartbond or Ora Plex is a must while coloring - Personally, I used Smartbond, which was recommended by Erez. Make sure your stylist knows how to use the systems.
- Don't forget your products - I left Israel with products enough for a year or more to take care of my hair. I'm using the Smarbond 3 for my weekly upkeep. I condition with the smartbond for a few hours every Sunday. I'm also using Biotop Professional Pro Silver Hair Mask and Pro Silver Shampoo to keep my color fresh. Be warned that there isn't a lot of slip in the Biotop products so hair can get tangled. I usually just take to my hair stylist, and they apply it in a way to prevent tangling.