It works in two ways. Firstly, it sinks deep into the skin to soothe and lessen the itch, supporting damaged or irritated skin back to its normal healthy condition. Secondly, it works as an effective barrier to protect the skin from environmental and seasonal challenges. The ingredients have been specially chosen for their abilities to comfort and restore the skin while fortifying it against further irritations. Applied two to three times a day, love the SKIN he?s in D-Itch Lotion will help keep your horse?s skin healthy all year round.