Thanks for your thoughts, i appreciate it. I haven't used glycerine yet. My problem right now is that whenever i eat, my lips become discolored and start getting mushy. Maybe stress has something to do with this as well, because over the past couple of weeks i've been stressed about some things and my lips have worsened pretty dramatically. I haven't been using any lotions on my face or lips for a long time so that isn't a problem.