Having rosacea has been shown to interfere with how people live their everyday, work and social lives.

Rosacea 2, Dr. Ben Barankin (4)Researchers measure impact in these areas as ‘Quality of Life’. This refers to well-being, comfort level, feelings of good health, and above all, happiness.

# In one study of patients with various skin disorders, Quality of Life scores were low in rosacea patients and were similar to those with vitiligo, occupational dermatitis and leg ulcers.

# Other research found rosacea patients scored lower in general health, vitality, emotions, mental health, physical functioning and bodily pain compared to those without the condition.

# A recent review found that older people with rosacea and those with extensive rosacea suffered the greatest impact on quality of life

The good news is that rosacea sufferers can play a big part in keeping the condition at bay by avoiding triggers and through protective skincare. Successful treatment has been shown to improve the symptoms of rosacea AND “quality of life” – happiness, feelings of good health, social and emotional well-being of sufferers.