Thanakha – The secret of Myanmars beauty

One of these things, you notice straight away when you arrive in Myanmar is that most of the woman have some cream similar to their skin color on their cheeks or even all over the face. At first, it looks weird, especially if an immigration officer wears it but with the time you get used to it, and it just appears normal to you. But what is it? And why does woman wear it?