Cured, but affected again! :(
I've been suffering from EC for years, and I know the cause is biting and picking of lips. We should remember that there are different solutions for different causes of EC, so my advice will probably only work for those who got EC from biting and picking their lips.
I started the treatment on 20th August. It's my vacation, so I could just let the white stuff build up on my lips. I actually stopped biting and picking my lips and haven't done this for about two and a half months. Once the white stuff started to peel a little, I kept applying petroleum jelly with pure Jojoba oil to help the skin peel by itself. It's called Meril and is only available in my country, but I suppose Vaseline with Jojoba oil would help too. Just no stick balms please, because they can rub off the hard skin. I did not peel the skin off or rub it off myself. After about 6 days, all the big chunks of skin came off by itself and I had perfect lips. For the first time in my life, I HAD LIPS! For the next two days I enjoyed healthy pink lips. However, the petroleum jelly I had used gave me a rash outside the area of my lips, and air conditioning had caused my lips to flake a little, so I put on Chapstick Medicated on my lips and on the rough spots. Unfortunately, the next morning, I rubbed off ALL THE SKIN off my lips due to force of habit! :( Since then I've been trying to fix them, but they're sore and uneven. Looks like I'm back at square one, but I'm praying this is not the case. I'm currently using Mentholatum Lip Ice to see if it helps. If it does, I'll be sure to share with you and will be really relieved!
P.S. Please don't scowl at me for suggesting petroleum jelly! I'm recommending it because it worked for my condition.
Thanks for reading!