I have learned something crucial since I have had normal(ish) lips for the past year or so. EVERYONE'S LIPS ARE f***ED UP! My lips literally look better than 95% of the people I run in to, especially in the winter. Because I have had this obsession with my lips over the past 3 years, I look at everyones lips when I talk to them, and mine are better than 95% of them! Im dead serious! Half the people I talk to look like the have chapped crusty lips.
Which gets me to my point. People on here are stuck on having perfect lips, and don't seem like they will be happy until their lips are 100% flawless and 100% cured. Well Im sorry to say folks, but for most of us, THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN!
For instance, I saw that Daniel Miller posted a brand new picture of his lips a few weeks back. His lips looked PERFECT. Literally flawless. His lips are literally probably in the 98th percentile of lips in the WORLD. And some person posted under it saying something like, "Daniel, your lips look pretty good. The bottom looks OK but I cant really tell if the top is OK".
ARE YOU f***ING SERIOUS!? People, if you are not satisfied with having lips that look like Daniel Miller's currently look, EVEN with having to moisturize them daily, then you are OUT OF LUCK.
I think its time people on here started having rational expectations. You cannot complain and say that you would do anything to get rid of EC, but then complain that you don't want to put moisturizer on your lips, because its "too shiny". Yes, everyone would like to no have to use it, including me, but I have literally read of people not wanting to try the "moist healing" method because they don't want shiny lips.
Re-evaluate your expectations people. Because a lot of people on here have expectations that CAN NOT be met.