TRADITIONAL COSMETICS IN MYANMAR
Thanaka Powder is a natural skincare product used by Burmese women and children as a holistic approach for sun protection, skin lightening, anti-aging, and perfume.
The application of the Thanaka paste is very decorative, in contradiction to the western use of cosmetics which accentuates facial features not the product.
As foreign media and beauty products enter Myanmar’s newly open society, a distinctive feature of Burmese culture is both threatened and poised to influence regional cosmetics.
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