At initial use, turn pump head counter-clockwise to unlock. Dispense a small amount into your hand and mix with a little water. Apply a thin layer over the entire affected area in a circular motion and rinse thoroughly with warm water two times daily. For a mask-like effect, leave on for 30 seconds before rinsing. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day.