Thanaka သနပ်ခါး

Thanaka သနပ်ခါး

Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark. It is a distinctive feature of the culture of Myanmar, seen commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls, and is used to a lesser extent also by men and boys.  

Myanmar immigrant in Mae Sot, Thailand

School children in Oktwin, Myanmar

School girl in Oktwin, Myanmar

Thanaka isn't only used for sunscreen or bleaching, but also as a way to decorate the skin

Burmese Boy - Tamu, Myanmar

Sometime even Dutch guys wear it