Ever seen a man with blue skin ? It's not makeup or paint that makes Paul Karason's skin a deep purple color. The 57-year-old started making the transition from fair skin and freckles to blue after using colloidal silver - a substance used in several quack remedies for various skin conditions from acne to pimples to dermatitis.
Paul Karason was fair skinned and freckled 14 years ago - before he developed a bad case of dermatitis caused by stress.
When it got so bad that the skin on his face began to peel and crack he started using a substance called colloidal silver.
The product is reportedly made by extracting silver from metal into water with an electrical current and it is then taken as a drink.
But the 57-year-old has said drinking the potion did not cause his skin to discolour - the change in hue happened when he rubbed he potion directly onto his face.
"The change was so gradual that I didn't perceive it and other people around me likewise," he said.