One day when I was browsing the internet, I came across a very expensive new acne product. The main ingredient was colloidal silver, and the reviews looked really promising. Right away I knew what I had to do. I immediately went to my local natural pharmacy and purchased a colloidal silver spray. I applied it to a few blemishes that were popping up and the results were fantastic. The colloidal silver pretty much stopped them in their tracks.
I’m not kidding you. I have since shared this with the women in my 7-Week Clear Skin Program, and the ones that have tried it have found it to be very helpful. And so, without further ado, I want to share this tip with you!
But first, some background. You know that tradition we have of throwing coins in fountains to make a wish? This tradition originated centuries ago, when silver coins were tossed in fountains to purify the water, making it safe to drink. And before the advent of refrigeration, people would throw a silver coin into their milk to help keep the milk fresh. Silver has acted as an important anti-microbial for a very long time, and research has shown that its power is real.
What does colloidal silver actually do?
- It has two main functions as an anti-microbial. First, it blocks cellular respiration which kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Secondly, it can attach to the DNA in bacteria and prevent replication, which basically stops a bacterial infection in its tracks. And one of the most exciting things is that it’s a powerful anti-microbial against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, like MRSA.
- It is anti-inflammatory
- It helps to heal the skin
If you have acne, these actions are incredibly beneficial. Applied topically, colloidal silver is able to kill the bacteria (p. acnes) that contributes to acne, reduce inflammation and heal the skin – all important actions for fighting acne.
In addition, colloidal silver can be taking internally for sinus infections, pneumonia, bronchial infections, colds, and flus.
Which type of colloidal silver should you purchase?
Do not purchase silver protein or ionic silver. These solutions do not have the same potency as a true colloidal silver hydrosol. In addition, they can contribute to a rare side effect – argyria – which is when your skin turns blue (I am not kidding). Purchase only pure colloidal silver.
The product that I have been using for the past few months is called ‘Argentym 23’. It is excellent.
What about the side effects (other than argyria)?
Because colloidal silver is such a powerful anti-microbial it can disrupt the microbiome. The microbiome is the balance of good and bad microbes in your gut, and silver can kill the good guys as readily as the bad guys. Thus, colloidal silver should only be taken for acute situations and it should be followed with a probiotic. It is not meant to be taken long-term; if fact, it should not be taken longer than 14 days in a row.
How do you apply it to a blemish?
Simply spray or dab a bit of colloidal silver on any blemish on the skin a few times a day. It is incredibly gentle and should not cause any irritation or reaction. Do this for a few days until the blemish starts to heal. Please don’t use this all over your face every day. Similarly to the gut, the skin contains a large community of good and bad microbes, both of which are susceptible to anti-microbial agents.
How to get rid of your acne for good.
Using colloidal silver to get rid of blemishes is really only a band-aid solution. Acne is a sign that something is not balanced within, and in order to really get rid of your acne for good, your body must be balanced from the inside out. The only way to do this is to follow a clear plan to heal your body, step-by-step. For more information, check out my 7-Week Clear Skin Program and start your clear skin journey!