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 reduces collagen production. This can impair wound healing and lead to wrinkles.
Some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, can also damage collagen.