Sandwich meats may be convenient, but the way they’re processed may cause wrinkles. While the exact reason why processed meats cause damage isn’t known, experts suspect that the chemicals within these meats may lead to inflammation. “Inflammatory chemicals are essentially like acid rain on the [your skin’s] collagen,” explains Logan. He adds that there are similar connections between a diet heavy in processed meats (as opposed to fresh, lean meats) and greater risk for type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Can’t live without your lunchtime sandwich? No problem. Layer slices of lean meats such as grilled chicken breast between your bread and eat bologna less often.