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How to Develop a Morning and Nighttime Routine.

First things first, I prefer the terms "morning ritual" and "nighttime ritual". "Routine" to me sounds so mundane and boring, and I already don't want to do it. "Ritual" implies something holy and sacred. There is an etherial quality to it that makes it more appealing. Ok, now that we've made the act sound more exciting, how do you develop a morning or nighttime ritual? Well, first of all it has to be customized to your lifestyle, needs and interests. What I mean by that is, if you have to wake up at 4am to make it to work by 5am, you probably should wait until you get out of work to do some of the things that take more...

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The skin lightening abilities of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of those micronutrients that your body does not produce on its own. These are called essential vitamins. With proper nutrition, we receive these vitamins and our bodies use them for different functions. For example, Vitamin C is used to treat and prevent scurvy and shorten the common cold. When it comes to your skin, you can't just eat a bunch of oranges and hope that your hyperpigmentation will go away. However, with a topical Vitamin C solution, you can lighten and even get rid of your freckles and sun damage. So how does it work? Basically it blocks an action called tyrosinase, which turns tyrosine into melanin (the thing that gives your skin color). When your...

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