Acne attacks people of all ages, from infants to adults. Bacteria getting inside of a hair follicle or a sweat gland called a sebaceous gland can cause acne. Once the bacteria gets under the skin it will duplicate itself, dissolving healthy tissue in the process and leaving scars behind. To get rid of the acne, you must get rid of the bacteria.To kill the bacteria, take two teaspoons of silver twice a day. Silver gel should also be applied topically twice a day.You can expect to see reduction in the size and in the damage of the acne within 24 hours. Total improvement of the skin will take about four weeks—the amount of time necessary for new skin to grow from the bottom to the top layer.