Xerosis appears when the natural moisturizing factors are removed from the skin. Certain occupations require frequent hand washing or contact with chemicals and detergents, leaving the skin depleted of structured water. This can lead to dry, sometimes cracked skin that can cause infection. The right moisturizer will help alleviate discomfort and will revitalize the skin, stopping the xerosis. PHLODERM® lubricates, softens the skin, and acts as a buffer against skin damage on the job. When the skin is exposed to harsh external conditions, PHLODERM® will help protect the skin from harmful products. The application of PHLODERM® (on the affected area immediately after washing and repeated up to five times a day) will make the skin look and feel supple again.