Colloidal silver is a suspension of silver ions in water. Since medieval times, people have used silver for its medicinal, bactericidal and beautifying properties. Royal families ate their meals in silver utensils to obtain its immune-strengthening benefits. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of colloidal silver as a disinfectant in hospitals. Sprays of colloidal silver are extremely beneficial in treating burns, wounds and other skin problems. The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of colloidal silver can kill 650 different pathogens. Colloidal silver is used as a preservative in cosmetic preparations that also benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties. Let us study how to use colloidal silver for acne scars and hormonal acne prevention.
History of colloidal silver
Topical antimicrobial silver has been used since centuries for wound care. Midwives and doctors often used solution silver nitrate to treat eyes in newborn babies and prevent infections at birth. Silver wires and salts placed in wounds healed them quicker and also prevented complications. People were known to place silver coins in milk to prevent it from curdling. Eating and drinking from silver utensils was known to strengthen immunity and prevent common colds, throat infections, and seasonal infections.
Medicinal properties of Silver
Today, extensive research on colloidal silver (CS) has shown its following health benefits:
- Antimicrobial– This property of silver prevents multiplication of bacteria and fungi making it effective as an antibiotic, antiseptic and disinfectant.
- Antibiotic– You can take CS internally (diluted in water) or apply it topically to kill bacteria and heal wounds, burns, rashes, acne and all kinds of systemic infections.
- Antiseptic– This property makes CS useful for topical applications to heal insect bites, skin allergies, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, dermatitis, and hormonal or cystic acne. It is also useful in treating cuts, wounds, bed sores, and other common skin problems.
- Disinfectant– Research has shown that silver kills nearly 650 different types of organisms including fungi, bacteria etc. In hospitals, silver prevents spread of microorganisms.
Colloidal silver for face-treating acne and acne scars
Today, more men and women are known to suffer from acne than ever. Acne is no longer restricted to one’s teenage years; adult acne is becoming extremely common thanks to the toxic environments we are living in. Bacteria, chemicals, toxins and heavy metals have contaminated the food we eat, the air we breathe and our soil as well. Hormonal acne and cystic acne also results from combination of poor hygiene, genetics, improper diet, stress and hormonal issues.
The reason colloidal silver gel like ASAP365 silver gel for acne works so well in treating acne is because of its antibacterial properties. P.Acnes bacterium along with sebum and dirt, clog the skin pores and results in breakouts. Colloidal silver consists of activated silver ions in water. It is available in the form of drops, gels, sprays and face cream and is safe enough for self administration. A good product of silver comes with following properties:
- 10 ppm silver in water
- Alkaline ph of 7.3-7.5
- Molecular structuring
The silver particles have unique properties. They have almost all the properties like penicillin without the adverse effects. If you are suffering from acne cysts, you can take CS solution internally. Start with a very small dosage of 1-2 drops of structured silver in a glass of water and slowly increase it to 2 tsp minimum a day for overall wellness. Do this daily to strengthen the body’s defenses against bacteria that cause acne. If you experience any rashes, headaches, nausea etc, discontinue use. In general, most people are able to tolerate CS quite well.
Using colloidal silver on face
Apart from internal cleansing, you can also use colloidal silver on face on the acne to quickly get rid of scars, and blemishes. Pathogens flourish on the skin inside wrinkles, folds of the skin, scrapes, pores, bites etc. Application of silver can prevent these pathogens from multiplying and causing acne breakouts.
Use a good quality silver gel which does not contain alcohol. Alcohol tends to dry the skin leading to cracks, cuts and even aggravation of acne. Even non-acne sufferers can benefit from the use of colloidal silver on face. Many factors like sun, wind, dust etc can damage facial skin. The protective barrier that keeps our skin healthy is the protective oily layer which starts diminishing as we age. By using colloidal silver face cream one to three times a day, your skin will remain moist and protected. The gel also prevents microbes from entering the skin pores thereby preventing acne breakouts.
Mix things up!
You can use colloidal silver for hormonal acne as is on the skin or mix it up with aloe vera gel at 1:1 ratio and use it 4 times a day. Make sure you also take amino acids, vitamin E and flax seed oil or fish oil capsules to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Carry a small spray bottle of structured silver spray, face cream or gel in your purse and apply twice a day to the face. This will destroy the cause of infections and prevent hormonal acne. Also apply silver gel post showering on dry face. Wait for a few minutes before applying makeup. On active acne, apply the gel or cream every day. This will kill the infection and leave you with flawless skin.