Don't take showers which are hot. While they may feel good, they can irritate your skin. If you are affected by eczema, avoid taking hot showers. Rather, try to take room-temperature showers. Use something gentle to clean the skin, and apply a moisturizer afterwards.
Eczema is characterized by dry, irritated skin. You can soothe dry skin by bathing with an unscented and mild soap. A pharmacist can direct you to the mildest varieties found at drugstores. After bathing in warm, not hot water, be sure to apply your moisturizer while your skin is damp which will help your skin retain moisture. If you make this your regular bathing routine you should see marked improvement in your eczema symptoms over time.