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Rosacea Support Group



What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition, usually occurring on the face, which predominantly affects fair-skinned but may affect all skin types in people aged 40 to 60 years old. It is more common in women but when affecting men, it may be more severe.  It is a chronic condition, and can persist for a long time and, in any individual, the severity tends to fluctuate. Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by persistent redness caused by dilated blood vessels, small bumps and pus-filled spots similar to acne There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the surface of the eyes and eyelids.

Rosacea is classified into 4 subtypes that may overlap. Your doctor will advise you of the type you have.

Keep up to date with the latest research about rosacea and all things skin related with our newsletter.

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Acne changes the appearance of our skin and can leave us feeling upset and distressed. As many as one in four of us who have acne will experience a change to their mental state.


Acne Support provides information about how acne might impact on our emotional and mental wellbeing. You will also find information on some of the treatment options that are available to you, which may help you to start feeling better about your acne.

If you feel like you need to speak to someone straight away about how you are feeling then there are some helplines that may be able to assist you. You can find the details of some of these organisations near the bottom of this page.



Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body that makes them look different.


They provide advice, support and psychosocial services to children, young people and adults. Challenge discrimination and campaign for Face Equality: a world that truly values and respects people who look different.


They want a future where everyone with a visible difference on their face or body has the confidence, support and opportunity to lead the lives they want.