What causes Rosacea..

09 August 2021

What is it?  

Rosacea is an extremely common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face 

Clients tend to present with Rosacea when the Redness becomes persistent but unfortunately at this point the condition has already taken hold and can be challenging to treat. Early detection is vital in managing Rosacea  


Oily skin with enlarged pores 

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia (small bumps under skin from blocked sebaceous ducts) 

Feint Redness (pink hue) 

Broken Capillaries  

Acne like lesion that tent to reoccur in the same place 


The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene 

A number of factors can trigger flare-ups, including: 

Hot drinks and spicy foods 

Red wine and other alcoholic beverages 

Temperature extremes 

Sunlight or wind 



What to avoid: (Anything that dries out the skin) 

Products with alcohol, Witch Hazel, Menthol, Eucalyptus Oil 

​Ingredients to include: 

Niacinamide, Azelaic Acid, Beta- Hydroxy acid, Benzoyl peroxide 

Products to use: 

Zo Daily Power Defense, Zo Rozatrol, Image Ultimate moisturizer SPF 50 

Top Tip: 

​If you feel you need a little extra help with your Rosacea, IPL is the perfect treatment. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) has been clinically proven to be successful in reducing the symptoms of rosacea. It uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat the dilated blood vessels in the face. IPL treats the persistent redness, the dilated blood vessels as well as the thickening of the nose and cheeks that can manifest as part of rosacea




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