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