Acne-Prone & Problem Skin
There are three types of potential bacteria on our skin: commensal (harmless), mutualistic, where the bacteria is beneficial and pathogenic which may become problematic to the host. The skin has a number of defences to control pathogens. Mechanically, we lose skin cells as a method of lowering the pathogens on our skin. We also have an immune system to fight microbes and fungi.
As medicine learns more about the relationship between our skin and immunity system, it has been discovered that some mutualistic bacteria becomes pathogenic, leading to possible infection. The strength of our immune system also impacts the balance between the types of bacteria on our skin.
An overabundance of pathogens on the skin can lead to irritation, itching and possible infections. As 90% of skin ailments are the result of harmful pathogens, it has always been surmised that a broad spectrum anti-microbial cream or spray will help eliminate many issues.
Throughout the centuries, silver has been used for its anti-microbial properties. It has been used to destroy disease-causing bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and molds.
In contrast, most antibiotics are typically effective against only six to seven types of bacteria.
Reports on care and successes utilizing silver have been documented for the following symptoms, including: Acne, dermatitis, furuncle, fungal infections, herpes, hidradenitis suppurativa, impetigo, rosacea, warts, genital warts, eczema, cracked or chapped skin, neurodermatitis, skin diseases with inflammation, insect bites and stings, piles, itching, fungal infections and body created odors.
Common skin issues caused by harmful microorganisms
Acne is the result of over active sebaceous glands, blocking follicles and bacteria collecting. In particular Prionbacterium acnes are caused by the bacteria infiltrating the follicles. Acne is also impacted by hormones that can trigger the sebaceous glands.
Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronically relapsing, non-contagious, pruritic skin disorder. Also known as prigo Besiner, neurodermatitis, endogenous eczema, fleurural eczema, infantile eczema and prurigo diathesique, atopic dermatitis causes the skin to become vulnerable to surface infections caused by bacteria.
Psoriasis is a very common problem as anyone may be affected. Doctors believe that psoriasis is the result when the body’s immune system mistakes healthy cells for pathogens, creating a build up of dead skin cells in patients with a fast process.
There are triggers to psoriasis which can create treatment challenges. Bacteria or viral infections, dry skin, burns, injury and insect bites are factors. Some medicines such a beta blockers, stress or the amount of sunlight may be other issues for the patient.
The Cleansing Power of MicroSilver BG™
The common bond shared by many skin disorders is the overgrowth of bacteria. Cleanse the skin from pathogens leading to infection will lead to an improvement in the skin. It has been proven that systemic treatments such as antibiotics treat a narrow range of bacteria.
Studies have shown that MicroSilver BG™ helps the skin show significant improvement. While it cleanses the bacteria from the skin, it produces a calming effect on areas with a tendency for inflammation. MicroSilver BG™ has been proven to be effective on acne prone skin, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
As the MicroSilver sits on top of the skin without blocking pores, it releases silver ions which alleviate the skin of harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Ionization is the result of microsilver particles exposed to a moist environment on the skin’s surface. Released silver ions (Ag+) first bind themselves to bacteria, then both deactivate the transport systems and disrupt cell membranes of bacteria to prevent cell division. Without energy production, bacteria cannot proliferate and is effectively cleansed from the skin.
MicroSilver BG™ also deodorizes, as its activity destroys odor causing bacteria. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a source of body odor while strong foot odor is due to Bacillus subtilis. These odor causing pathogens are effectively eliminated by MicroSilver BG™.
The anti-microbial cleansing activity of MicroSilver BG™ safely & effectively reduces the colonization and growth of harmful bacteria, which greatly supports the skin’s natural healing process and healthy appearance.
MicroSilver BG™ cleanses a broad spectrum of bacteria from the skin, including (but not limited) to the following:
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Multiresistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE)
- Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
- Escherichia coli
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa (normal and multiresistant)
- Enterococcus faecalis
- Enterococcus faecium
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Acinetobacter baumannii
- Salmonella choleraesuis
- Legionella gratiana