Don’t Drink, Don’t Smoke
What do you do? Take care of your body to take care of your skin, that’s what. Smoking is an infamous wrinkle factory that destroys collagen and elastin. (But you knew that.) Less well known is that more than one glass of alcohol increases inflammation in the bloodstream, “which can hasten sagging over time,” Brandt says. Eating too much sugar is also a vice for your skin (not to mention your waistline), he says—it may affect the body’s ability to repair damaged collagen.