My EC has flared up quite badly in recent weeks and when the dead skin builds up and becomes scabbed/discolored, i start using lemon juice, as it makes the skin much easier to peel off. I dab it on several times a day. I still have to peel it off myself but it makes it much easier by using lemon juice.
I'm just afraid that i'm doing more damage to my lips by doing this. Right now the dead skin is gone which provides a temporary relief (and they look a bit more normal) but my lips are now raw and bleeding slightly. Do you think doing this every 3-4 days will just damage the lips further? Leaving the dead skin on until it just comes off by itself isn't really an option