Many of the ingredients that make laundry detergent super powerful and smelling nice are also problematic for your skin. If your clothes come out of the wash smelling like spring rain or tropical flowers, you’re probably about to suffer an eczema flare-up because those are fragrances. If you have eczema, your best bet is actually to choose laundry detergent formulated for babies. This is typically unscented and designed to be gentle on the skin. When you buy new clothes, remember to put these through the wash using your gentle detergent before wearing them, as the manufacturer may have used scented detergent previously.