Thanaka Father and Son
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The Thanaka paste is used by young and old as a natural cosmetic. It gives the face a fresh, youthful appearance, is said to protect against UV radiation from the sun and has a cooling effect. In addition, it has the reputation of being effective against skin ageing and, in case of illness, against coughs and colds. The bark has a slightly lightening and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and a low UV protection has been proven in the laboratory. | Myanmar

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  1. Being a natural product, it is excellent.
    Much better than the paraffins and other toxic substances that cosmetics are full of.

    Lovely portrait.