Things that damage collagen

September 06, 2020 1 min read

Eating too much sugar and refined carbs.
  • Sugar interferes with collagen’s ability to repair itself. Minimize your consumption of added sugar and refined carbs.
Getting too much sunshine.
  • Ultraviolet radiation can reduce collagen production. Avoid excessive sun exposure.
Smoking
  • Smoking reduces collagen production. This can impair wound healing and lead to wrinkles.

Some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, can also damage collagen.