Mingalarbar - Thanakha

Mingalarbar – Thanakha

Thanakha is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made by grinding the bark or wood of the thanakha tree.It is a distinctive feature of the culture of Myanmar.It is needed to add up a little water to create the creamy consistency.Its fragrance is similar to sandal wood and it has a cooling effect on the skin.It is applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls and is used to a lesser extent also by men and boys.It is also believed that thanakha cures acne and tightens and protects the skin from wrinkles.

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