Tha-Nat-Kha, Myanmar makeup
The rather unusual makeup worn by both male and female Myanmar folk is known as Tha-Nat-Kha powder produced from an aromatic tree bark, with the botanical name of mureaexotica. Applied in all kinds of artistic forms, in stripes, circles, bars and dots, large and small, it acts as both a makeup and a skincare product.
It is believed to condition the skin and protect it from sunburn. For a Myanmar person, it is almost unthinkable to leave home without it. Tha-Nat-Kha comes in small creamy-yellow cakes, sold in small shops and at the markets. It varies in quality and a good one in silky smooth, mixing easily with water and applied smoothly to the skin.