When Pearl Poole first found out she had rosacea, she couldn't believe her misfortune.
"I had acne as a teenager and it was detrimental to my self-esteem," Pearl said. "I already had a shy and sensitive nature."
She learned to live with her acne, though. "I couldn't wear makeup, so I tried to look my best in other ways," she said. "Although I wasn't a social butterfly, I did find true love and have a wonderful family."
Yet it was another blow to her self-esteem when she began developing signs of rosacea in her early 50s.