i am convinced that leaving them alone is the ONLY cure! the more you exfoliative them the more trauma you are causing to them hence they will not heal!, lets say you get a scratch on your arm, after a while a thick skin is formed and then it just comes off by itself if you keep taking off the hard skin without it being fully healed the hard skin will keep forming therefore it becomes a cycle, our lips i believe work the same way! what do you guys think? when i leave my lips alone the hard skin just comes off naturally byitself in the shower
Totally agree with you. What I don't understand is why things like aquaphor, blistex, etc. don't speed up the process. They all mask the symptoms but never seem to heal it completely. I'm only afflicted on my bottom lip and, as I've progressed, the cycle sped up a lot. I now go through a full peel (from white dry skin to yellow crust peeling off on its own) in one day. As you said it comes off in the shower and, if I leave it alone, it feels slightly better each time. Hopefully it stops completely soon. Leaving it alone is the ONLY way.
i agree leaving the skin on and letting it come off on its own is the best approach, however what about the whiteness for example after u come out of the shower or brush your teeth and the skin is all white if you dab a towel on it you can take off some of the white buildup while keeping the skin attached to the lip, with seemingly no trauma to the lips, and a thinner layer of unhealthy skin on the lips which still peels per cycle. what do u guys think?
i wouldnt suggest doing that, as new skin forms under the hard skin, if you take out the hard skin with towel, you will ruin your progress, life sucks now i have SEVERE acne and now severe exfoliative chelitis, ive lost so much weight now too! this is taking over my life
I know that I went through a stress period in which I was pulling my lips out, as a lot of here, but I trully think that these kinds of flakes/crusts appear after started applying, in first, a kind of these commercial lip balms, which are just shit.
I agree with you, above all about all those creams which are totally useless, which sweep away that semi-dead skin and just feed the lips condition without healing it at all.
I am aware of the particular area which are the lips, the specific resiliency like no other, which explains the long time of healing but I can not clearly believe that this healing can take over several years, it's just about vermillon rebuilding and the vascularization in lips area is particulary intense, so it normally should not take so long.
I am 20, my symptoms started at the end of 2009. Since, my life has strongly decreased in quality. This has completely broken me down and I should not be in this situation, at all. I am 20 and this crap is wasting my life.
At the beginning, I was laughing about it, thinking it would take a few weeks to get my normal lips back...Today, I still have this poison, and I laugh much less.
What terribly frustrates me is that I realize that I have been more a client than a patient for these dermatologists and as soon as I say theirs creams are totally useless and just hide one symptom, either they reply me I am wrong and telling me there is an improvement, or they send me to a psychiatrist.
This condition has totally disguised myself as a mad man from this f****** medicine and of course, my entourage begins to look at me thinking that 'Oh yeah, finally, he is maybe crazy and he's fighting against an illusion in his mind'
I am 20, my life has failed for the past two years and I wonder how I can still find hope to get rid of this crap.
I really want to be healed and shut all the f***ing mouthes, once and for all.