3 Must-Haves to Keep in your Purse for Anti-Aging

So the other day I started watching my new favorite show Dr. Oz (my mother-in-law got me watching it and now I'm hooked). They had this really great segment with several tips on how to prevent anti-aging. One of the tips included 3 must-have anti-agers that every women should carry in her purse. In my opinion, you're never too young to start taking care of yourself ...I just turned 25, ok I lie 26, and recently started using anti-aging creams. Anywho, thought you'd enjoy these tips from Dr. Oz..... so here they are:

1. Sunglasses with SPF 30- It's very important to make sure they protect against UVB rays and according to Dr. Oz, just because you paid big bucks for them doesn't necessarily mean they have SPF. Be on the look out for a label when you buy them that say UVB protection. If you're not sure, you can also take them to an optometrist and they can shine a light through them and find out. When you wear sunglasses that are not UVB protected you're actually causing more damage to your eyes than if you would have not worn sunglasses at all. This is because, since the sunglasses cover your eyes it causes your iris to dilate allowing more radiation to enter the eye...this in the future can even lead to cataracts.

2. Lip Gloss/Balm with SPF 15 or 30- Wearing lip gloss that is very glistening or shiny can attract sunlight (this can cause freckles on the lips and those freckles can cause damage over time and can increase the chances of lip cancer). That's why Dr. Oz recommends wearing a lip balm that have sunblock in them. SPF 15 or 30 will do the trick.

3. Sugar-Free Chewing Gum- Instead of digging in your purse for candy, which can stick to your teeth and be a starting point for bacteria (which can then lead to cavities....gingivitis and all the health complications that come with that) Dr. Oz suggests carrying sugar-free chewing gum. Chewing gum stimulates the mouth and prevents it from drying up (dry mouths can predispose you to mouth problems).

Bonus: Here is an UH-MAZING smoothie recipe they also talked about on the show. I've been making this drink my morning breakfast ever since. For all the tips they talked about on the show click here.

1/2 ripe banana
1/3 cup soy protein
1/2 tbsp flaxseed oil
1/2 tbsp honey
1 tsp psyllium seed husk
8 oz. water
Blend together. Add ice if desired. Serve.


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