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Cleansing

Mild Cleansers For Eczema Skin
When you have eczema, you should avoid soaps, especially bar soaps, even ‘moisturizing soaps’ as they will dry the skin and may damage the skin barrier. Only mild soap-free cleansers, preferably liquid, should be used. Liquid cleansers such as the examples listed below, should be used on the face and entire body long term. These cleansers will gently remove dirt, excess oil, bacteria and cosmetics without damaging the skin barrier.

Bathing
Baths may be better than showers. The water temperature should be luke warm. Long hot showers are not recommended. Soaps tend to be degreasers removing oils that are needed in the skin. Perfumed products in the shower should be avoided and bubble bath never used. Shampoos are best rinsed off in a way that avoids skin contact.


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