Wash and dry your hands before using this product. Apply Cetraben Cream to the affected area as often as you need to, making sure that the area is well covered. Gently rub the cream into the skin following the direction of hair growth, just as you would when stroking a dog or a cat. Avoid rubbing this product in vigorously, as this could make your skin feel itchy and irritated. You can apply this product before and after bathing to protect your skin from drying out further if you need to but be aware that this product can make surfaces slippery and be careful not to slip in the bath or shower.