3. Leathery Skin
Melanocyte cells in the epidermis layer of the skin give the appearance of a tan. The lower epidermis level also serves as a shield against damage of UV rays. The top layer of the epidermis thickens as the lower level forces cells upward as you’re tanning as cells come to safety like armor. So, when your skin gets darker, literally, you are deliberately making your skin harder. Therefore, some people, both in touch and appearance, who tan regularly have leathery skin.