Patient advocate Alexis Smith shares her eczema journey in AbbVie's latest documentary (AbbVie)

Ab­b­Vie-spon­sored eczema doc­u­men­tary de­buts at South by South­west

Alex­is Smith was tired of be­ing ashamed of her eczema. That’s why, as a 19-year-old in 2016, she post­ed side-by-side pho­tos of her face with and with­out make­up.

The lev­el of pos­i­tive out­reach she re­ceived was “very sur­pris­ing,” and the eczema ad­vo­cate con­tin­ues to doc­u­ment her jour­ney on so­cial me­dia. She’s al­so one of the voic­es in a new Ab­b­Vie-spon­sored doc­u­men­tary about liv­ing with the de­bil­i­tat­ing skin con­di­tion.

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