Who is affected by rosacea?
Contrary to popular belief, rosacea does not only affect fair skinned people. Anyone can be subject to rosacea, though there are some risk factors that make it more likely that you might suffer from it.
Research has found that rosacea is most common in women, while the symptoms are generally more severe in men. The condition usually only becomes evident after the age of thirty, with middle-aged women being more prone due to menopausal hot flushes.
While rosacea is most commonly found in people with paler complexions, it can also occur in people of Asian or African descent. In fact, up to one in every 10 people in the UK suffers from the condition.
We still don’t know what causes rosacea. While it does seem to be hereditary, no clear genetic connection has been found.