• Thanaka Cream, Myanmar
  • Ana Tiwathia

Thanaka Cream, Myanmar

Ancient Beauty Ritual: Thanaka Cream, Myanmar

In Myanmar, Burmese women saw the wisdom in sun protection long before SPF became ubiquitous. Their ancient beauty secret involves grinding the wood and bark of a Thanaka tree into a fine powder that they make into a paste and apply to their foreheads, cheeks and chins. The tree powder (can we call it that?) has been found to protect against sun damage, free radicals and brightens complexion.

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