Lac Hydrin Lotion is used to treat dry itchy or scaly skin conditions, and works by increasing the skin's natural moisture. Caution is advised when used on the face because of the potential for irritation. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes, lips, or mucous membranes. Patients should minimize or avoid use of this product on areas of the skin that may be exposed to natural or artificial sunlight, including the face. If sun exposure is unavoidable, clothing should be worn to protect the skin.