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  • We love this photo captured by travel photo journalist Eric Lafforgue of a local Burmese lady wearing Myanmar’s beauty secret - Thanaka a slow growing tree that has been used for more than 2000 years for its medicinal properties and also beautification. Burmese women and men wear it daily, you can see them grinding down the bark on a flat wet stone down on every market street corner . It’s used as a sunscreen, anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties as well as make up.