A layer of your skin is about as thin as an onion skin. The life of a layer of skin is about four to twenty one days. How you treat the surface layer of the skin determines the life span. When your skin is exposed to UV rays, either from the sun or tanning beds, you are damaging the surface of your skin and shortening its life. Additionally, over exposure to UV rays causes even greater damage, sometimes permanent. Thankfully, your skin constantly regenerates and replaces the top layers.
The bad news is, the more you expose your skin to UV rays the more the damage causes the top layer to slough off more quickly which takes your tan with it and results in exposing the skin to UV rays again to maintain your tan. Shaving, exfoliating, drying off briskly with a rough towel, not using quality moisturizers all contribute to the life of your skin. A high quality moisturizer should be applied within four minutes of bathing and/or shaving. A moisturizer that has not been tested on animals, should be rubbed into, no just on to, your skin.
Love your skin and nurture it and you will be grateful years down the road. MT2 generates more melanin in the lower dermis and rises to the upper layer of the skin and produces a natural color with no UV damage or drying which reduces sloughing off of skin cells resulting in less damage and glowing skin.