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Applications of Thanaka

This natural product is a remarkable herbal skin conditioner as it can render skin smooth and soft. Apart from its fragrant scent somewhat similar to sandalwood, it imparts curing effect as anti-acne and reduces inflammation. And perhaps of its intrinsic UV-block spectrum when applies on skin, it is accustomed to wear this make-up as a natural sun-block. When applies in the night, this herbal powder provides anti-wrinkle effect.

Thanaka - Wikipedia

Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground wood. In Myanmar, it is commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls and to a lesser extent men and boys .........

Thanaka - The Burmese Beauty Secret

In Myanmar, Carla Sommers discovers the beauty secrets of the Burmese and finds that beauty is not only skin deep at times, but that one prized beauty product comes not from the factory, but the forest….......

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Sad Facts About Popular Skincare Cosmetics, By Maricha Jordan
Why not try some anti aging skincare cosmetics? No matter how old (or young) you are, it is never too early to start protecting your skin's health. That's how you'll protect your appearance.Women tend to use a lot of different products on their faces.

Some of them may be beneficial, but just about everything with a big brand name on the bottle contains chemicals that accumulate within your body and contribute to what researchers call your "lifetime body burden".If you didn't realize that health and beauty aids, including many aging skincare cosmetics penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream, it's not your fault. The big cosmetic companies still insist that things like artificial preservatives, sun-screening compounds and chemical dyes do not penetrate the skin.If that were true, then trans-dermal patches would not work, but obviously, they do. It is possible that only a small percentage of a toxin might end up in the bloodstream. That's relatively obvious, too, since people don't immediately fall down dead when they use the products.It is the lifetime body burden that has researchers concerned. Blood tests and urine samples show that known carcinogens and other health-hazards are present in our bodies. It is believed that the rise in cancer and other serious health problems can be attributed to long-term exposure of small amounts of these chemicals.So, the best aging skincare cosmetics are free of artificial preservatives, fragrances and sunscreens. There is no need to use an artificial preservative if a product contains natural vitamin E. A dab of cologne is fine, but artificial fragrances in lotions, soaps, shampoos and other personal care products are created using chemicals.Some of those chemicals are toxic to the central nervous system and there is no way to tell "which" chemicals a company uses. They are only required to list "fragrance" on the label.The daily use of sunscreen is a "hot-button" controversy. There are many proponents on both sides of the issue. If used correctly, effective sunscreens reduce the risk of certain types of skin-cancer. If used incorrectly or relied on too heavily, they may increase your risk of other types of skin-cancer. In addition, researchers have found that some of the popular sun-screening compounds, including oxybenzone and benzophenone, increase free radical production and activity, which makes the "probable" carcinogens.Dermatologists recently released a report citing free radicals as the cause of wrinkles and sagging. So, if you want to look better longer and help protect yourself from skin-cancer in the process, you want to look for antioxidant-rich anti aging skincare cosmetics. Antioxidants prevent free radicals from damaging your skin.The ingredients to look for include natural vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, manuka honey, grape seed oil, avocado oil and wakame kelp extract. Each of these has antioxidant activity and provides other nutrients that support the skin's structure, moisture content and beauty.An all natural approach will provide the aging skincare cosmetics that you need. Basically, you're feeding your face each time you use them.

Maricha Jordan is an avid proponent of natural skincare health and a dedicated researcher of skincare products. She shares her research on her website - If you have unwanted wrinkles, fine lines and damaged skin, visit now to learn about the skin care line Maricha personally recommends.

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