The beige-yellow splodges, swirls and spots on cheeks and foreheads means one thing: you can only be in Burma. Burmaa��s Thanaka Paste comes from the bark of the thanaka tree, though other species are sometimes used. The bark is ground to a powder then mixed to a paste with water before being applied with fingers, although stencils may be used for more complicated designs.
It is the beauty of culture in Burma lamisil tablete cena . Patterns vary from delicate leaves and flowers or intricate swirls through to random blobs resulting from the slap-it-on-all-over technique, though bear in mind ita��s generally applied as morning make up and after working several hours in a sticky market itA�may not be looking its best.
The majority of Burmese women wear it as do quite a lot of the guys, especially younger ones. The reasons for and benefits of applying thanaka are almost as numerous as the patterns themselves.
They include, in no particular order: the powder has a cooling effect, it provides protection from the sun, it deters mosquitoes and insects, ita��s thought to prevent acne, it makes the skin smooth, it smells nice a�� it has a sandalwood-like fragrance a�� it acts against fungal infections, and last but not least a�� it looks good! In short, ita��s apparently an all-in-one Burmese cosmetic and dermatological cure-all.