DX Smooth Bump Shield Face Wash has a deep cleansing experience for smooth, clear skin.
  • Cleanses and exfoliates
  • Unblocks pores and removes impurities
  • Treats razor bumps and ingrown hairs and helps prevent their recurrence
R 54.99
Product Code: DX150
DX Smooth Bump Shield Face Wash is especially formulated for men and offers a deep cleansing experience. Perfect for use on the face and head, it has a light foaming action and antimicrobial actives that promote skin health. Salicylic acid and eco-friendly microbeads remove the build-up of daily dirt and grime, unblocking pores and removing impurities. The gentle exfoliating benefit encourages the growth of healthy new skin cells, revealing lighter, brighter skin. Collectively these help fight the scourge of razor bumps and ingrowns hairs. For maximum effectiveness, DX Smooth Bump Shield Face Wash should be used twice daily and form part of skin care routine.
  • DX Smooth Bump Shield Face Wash has a light foaming action and is the first step to smooth, clear skin
  • Especially formulated for men, this deep cleansing formulation is ideal for use on the face and head
  • Salicylic acid and eco-friendly microbeads gently exfoliate the skin surface, unblocking pores and removing impurities
  • Antimicrobial action kills harmful bacteria and promotes skin health
  • Used as part of a daily skin care routine, these combined actions help fight the scourge of razor bumps and ingrowns hairs (also known as PFB)
  • Apply a small amount onto wet skin.
  • Massage into the face and neck.
  • Rinse with clean water.
  • For best results use twice daily with Bump Shield Face Lotion or After Shave.

After shaving, some hairs don’t grow out of the skin and instead, curl inside the follicle under the skin's surface.

Razor bumps form when a hair that has grown out of the skin curls down and becomes trapped in a nearby follicle.

The bar soap versus face wash debate is a long standing one. The bottom line from leading dermatologists is that a soap bar is great for washing the skin on your hands or body, but the skin on your face deserves a different treatment. If you like the traditional feel of a bar, choose a soap free option which has been specially formulated for facial skin. Alternatively, look for a face wash or cleanser formulated to suit the natural pH of facial skin. It's perfect for removing the daily build-up of oil, dirt and grime, without leaving your face feeling dry and taut, and retains the natural oils that provide a protective barrier for your skin.

Why should I use a Face Wash rather than a bar of soap? - Tony

The format of the product you wash your face with is a personal choice. What is important is that you make use of a product that is formulated specifically for the face, as our facial skin differs to the skin on the rest of our body.

What causes razor bumps and ingrown hairs? - Mandla

The architecture of coarse, curly hair, particularly African hair is the main culprit here. Instead of growing normally out the follicle, the curly nature of the hair encourages it to curl back in on itself. This results in an ingrown hair which can be itchy, swollen and often painful. Razor or shaving bumps occur when the hair emerges normally from the follicle, but embeds itself in the adjacent follicle, collecting dirt, dust and bacteria along with it. The end result, a painful, swollen and frequently infected razor bump that is hard to heal and often leaves scars.

What is the best routine for treating razor bumps and ingrown hairs? - Thobani

A healthy skin is your first defence against any type of skin problem. This starts with cleaning your skin twice daily, exfoliating regularly and keeping your skin well-nourished and hydrated by moisturising daily.

How long can I use this product for? - Ntando

The product is safe to use twice daily for an indefinite period - no harm will be caused to the skin.

I need to shave every day - how can I best do this and avoid bumps and ingrowns? - Lwando

Start by preparing your skin by gently wiping with a moist warm towel or facecloth. Washing with a circular motion can help to dislodge ingrown hairs.
Next, use a lubricating shaving gel or foam to soften the hairs before cutting them.
Shave using a single blade razor "along the grain", following the direction of hair growth without stretching the skin and rinse the blade after each stroke.
If using clippers, ensure these are kept clean to stop risk of infection.
After shaving, apply a gentle, alcohol-free balm or lotion to replenish moisture and soothe skin which may be vulnerable.

How can I keep my skin healthy and avoid razor bumps and ingrown hairs? - Nhlakanipho

Ensure you maintain a regular skin care routine with products that treat your particular skin concerns. In the case of razor bumps and ingrown hairs, you need to cleanse and moisturise daily, along with gentle exfoliation. A dedicated exfoliating mask or scrub can also be used 1 or 2 times weekly. For acute conditions, a specialised spot treatment may also be effective. As the “culprit” for this condition is the hair itself, for some individuals, this condition requires ongoing care and maintenance to treat the symptoms and minimise the recurrence - but as long as the hair keep growing, bumps and ingrowns can never be completely prevented.