Kapha is a combination of earth and water elements.
For a Kapha person, because earth and water predominates in the skin, compared to other people of the same age and ethnicity,
Kapha skin will be naturally oily and thick, feel cool to the touch, and have a tendency towards congestion.
When out of balance this skin type can be excessively oily or feel congested, sluggish, show signs of water retention, etc.
Kapha (Oily Skin)
Kapha skin and aging
Because of the natural amount of oil present and the thickness of the skin, Kapha skin will only show signs of aging much later in life than the other two types.
Bringing balance to Kapha skin
To bring into balance the cold, heavy and oily nature of Kapha, products will be warming, light and sebum-balancing. Ingredients will also have stimulating qualities to help with congestion and sluggishness.
Note about very oily skin
An excessively oily skin is actually dehydrated at a deep level and tries to compensate by overproducing sebum. Kapha products should hydrate the skin deeply while balancing sebum production.