How Silver Can Save Your Skin, Scalp And Smile

Best known for its ability to kill bacteria on contact, silver deeply cleanses the skin, preventing the bacteria buildup that can lead to clogged pores, acne, inflammation and redness. It blocks the bacteria's ability to transfer oxygen through its cell walls by essentially suffocating it within six minutes.

In some cases, an accumulation of dirt and oil on the scalp can form hardened plugs around the follicles-but consider silver your saving grace, thanks to its reported ability to kill more than 650 known germs.

Silver is also used in many oral care products, like mouthwash, to kill the bacteria responsible for bad breath, as well as in astringents and toners to expel damaging toxins from the skin.

Combine this with the fact that silver stimulates the growth and repair of cells, and it's no wonder more and more beauty products are boasting this lustrous metal as an active ingredient.