Thanakha secret of skin care of Myanmar people

As we all know, as in many Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar has hot, hot summer sunshine throughout the year. The skin of the Burmese people is dark brown due to the influence of the weather when working outdoors. However, their skin is always firm, smooth and rarely acne. What is the secret to making them so beautiful?

If you have ever come to Myanmar, surely you have met, on the streets of Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw ... images of girls with white faces appear as mud or white. Painted. If you have not traveled to Myanmar once, but when you learn about this country or look at pictures of Myanmar women, you can easily encounter such special faces. And then surely you will ask yourself: what kind of powder and how it works.

As we all know, as in many Southeast Asian countries, Myanmar has hot, hot summer sunshine throughout the year. The skin of the Burmese people is dark brown due to the influence of the weather when working outdoors. However, their skin is always firm, smooth and rarely acne. The secret to making them so beautiful is that while most Burmese women do not use a lot of cosmetics. That is because they use powder thanakha - a kind of "cosmetic" one of the country of Myanmar. The white streaks on the faces of the Burmese girls in the pictures on the street you encounter is the unique charcoal thanakha.

Original Thanakha Powder of the Burmese

Thanakha powder was used by Burmese people since the XIV century. The charcoal is made from a wood of the same name in Myanmar. This is a species of wood, considered a specialty of Myanmar, is grown in many parts of the country. When processing the charcoal powder, cut the trunk into strips and grind on the stone with water. This powder will be applied to apply on the face.

Burmese use powdered charcoal to coat the cheek, nose. Thanaka is also applied on the neck, across the collarbone and even to the ear. Nearly all skin that is exposed to the sun will be covered with this powder. People use it to draw various designs, eye-catching on children's faces.

Uses of Thanakha powder

Thanaka has been known by the Burmese for over 2,000 years. Coal is daily used by the Burmese, it is considered a product of beauty and efficiency. This powder works to cool the skin, remove the defects of the skin such as freckles, acne, boils, blackheads, skin discoloration, itchy skin rash and facial rash. Moreover, thanakha is also believed to increase the production of Collagen and Elastin (skin proteins) to protect and prevent your skin from aging as wrinkles and dry skin. Natural Thanakha does not contain any of the chemicals and synthetic oils used by traditional cosmetics, without allergies, skin irritations or any other side effects, even in a lifetime of use.

Meaning of charcoal powder with Myanmar

Burmese not only see charcoal as a cosmetic beauty. Thanaka also has a different meaning to Burmese. For them, applying charcoal to the face will help them avoid the evil and the bad luck. This type of powder is believed to bring good luck to those who use it.

The habit of applying charcoal on the face is not just for beauty but for the Burmese, it is a characteristic of their traditional culture. If you have the opportunity to travel Myanmar, you try to apply a little powder of charcoal on the face to feel the instant cool when applying this powder on your skin!

 

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