People say it cools the skin, offers sun protection, controls acne, heals wounds, treats rashes and provides nutritional supplement for babies.
You can find below the top 5 benefits of thanaka powder.
1. Natural Alternative to Sunblock
Thanaka is nature’s sunscreen in its purest form. The Burmese have used thanaka to protect and beautify the skin for over 2,000 years. Ground from tree bark in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and commonly pulverized on a stone slab, it is then mixed with water to form a paste. It’s then applied topically where it acts as a physical shield against the sun while also nourishing the skin with its rich antioxidant properties.
2. Rich in Vitamin E
Thanaka is a nutrient-dense paste packed with vitamin E, which protects the skin against polluted air and free radicals, the unstable compounds that damage cell structure.
Vitamin E is comprised of antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, all things your skin loves! Additionally, thanaka is an effective moisturizer, and its hydrating and cooling effects makes it ideal for post-sun exposure. Combine thanaka with MANDA’s other hydrating ingredients like coconut oil and Shea butter, and say goodbye to dry skin.
Thanaka also contains properties that inhibit tyrosinase, an agent responsible for melanin synthesis and skin discoloration. Therefore, the regular use of thanaka can brighten and improve your skin’s complexion.
3. Influenced by Local Traditions
We believe there are power and richness in local traditions. When we examine a particular practice a culture thrives on, we begin to understand its power in application and effectiveness in that culture. The use of a single ingredient, vital to everyday life, gives insight into an alternative practice. The use of thanaka by the Burmese demonstrates how simple working with nature can be.
Utilizing thanaka as a main component in MANDA teaches us to be innovative with the resources from our environment and to work with nature, as nature intended.
4. Less Environmentally Impacting
More thanaka = less zinc.
You might be wondering why less zinc is beneficial, as most natural sunscreens contain zinc as the active ingredient. Because zinc is a mineral, the process of mining it puts a huge toll on our planet. At MANDA, we aim to protect our planet and oceans. By using thanaka, nature’s best solution for sunscreen, we’re able to use a more sustainable and regenerative ingredient, thereby reducing our environmental footprint.
5. Works with Nature, Not Against
By using thanaka, we apply simple indigenous remedies, which enrich lifelong necessities. By learning from other cultures and going back to basics, we enhance our connection to the simplicity of working with nature. By utilizing thanaka as an active ingredient in MANDA, we take part in traditional practices, regressing toward a healthier community and planet. Working with nature can really be that simple.
Extra: Permanent hair removal – the 6th benefit of Thanaka
It basically makes the roots of hair weaker day by day by stopping down the nutrient supply to hair root. when nutrient supply to hair root is stop down then hairs roots automatically falls out.
My name is Jolie, I am a Vietnamese girl growing up in the countryside of Hai Duong, northern Vietnam. Since a little girl, I was always dreaming of exploring the far-away lands, the unseen beauty spots of the world. My dream has been growing bigger and bigger day after day, and I do not miss a chance to make it real. After graduating from the univesity of language in Hanoi, I started the exploration with a travel agency and learning more about travel, especially responsible travel. I love experiencing the different cultures of the different lands and sharing my dream with the whole world. Hope that you love it too!