21Ninety: 5 Body Washes for Eczema-Prone Skin, According to Experts

Two skin care experts share their tips for what to look for and avoid in body washes for eczema-prone skin. Read the article online:


In order to properly care for eczema-prone skin, it’s important to find a body wash that is moisturizing, soothing and gentle. Eczema-prone skin has a weakened barrier that makes it more susceptible to irritation.

“Wrong body washes can strip the skin of its natural oils, disrupt its barrier function and exacerbate inflammation, leading to eczema flare-ups,” said Alexis Pfropper, a licensed esthetician. 

“Additionally, consumers should avoid overly abrasive exfoliating particles or rough textures that can aggravate eczema flare-ups,” Pfropper added. 

According to Pfropper, body washes enriched with hydrating ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, ceramides and natural oils help replenish the skin’s moisture barrier.