Thanaka is a silky, pale yellow paste made from the bark of a tree, and is used as a natural sunscreen. Photo: Kalpana SunderThanaka is a silky, pale yellow paste made from the bark of a tree, and is used as a natural sunscreen. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
Thanaka is a silky, pale yellow paste made from the bark of a tree, and is used as a natural sunscreen. Photo: Kalpana Sunder

A Burmese beauty secret, thanaka paste is an all-natural sunscreen made from ground tree bark

  • Men, women, and children in Myanmar all use thanaka paste, and not just as a sunscreen. It reduces skin oiliness, tightens pores and improves complexions
  • Long used in Myanmar, thanaka’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-ageing and antioxidant properties are being brought to the wider world by Asian cosmetics firms

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Thanaka is a silky, pale yellow paste made from the bark of a tree, and is used as a natural sunscreen. Photo: Kalpana SunderThanaka is a silky, pale yellow paste made from the bark of a tree, and is used as a natural sunscreen. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
Thanaka is a silky, pale yellow paste made from the bark of a tree, and is used as a natural sunscreen. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
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