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Re: Exfoliative Cheilitis or just severely chapped lips?
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Re: Exfoliative Cheilitis or just severely chapped lips?

I posted a long time ago about switching toothpaste and finding a cure that way, but I had convinced myself of the theory that the toothpaste was causing the EC, but I was very wrong. Even now I'm searching for product replacements to shampoo and washing up liquid, and general hygiene products in desperation even though deep down I know that this problem is long standing.

Daniel Miller is this communities' beacon of hope. He's laid out everything we need to do. It's taken a while for me to try and fail at various methods to know that the constant moisture method is the only way to heal this. If you listen to him on his last video he leaves some very important clues (observations). The fact that you can peel off a days old scab only to find the skin underneath is extremely sensitive to the touch. This is telling us that in order for the skin to normalise, it's going to need some kind of protective layer, whether that be from a dead/dried up scab, or a layer of aquaphor. I think we should remind ourselves that once the skin has built up, it is dead skin and it's job is to protect the sensitive skin underneath, it serves no other purpose than to embarrass us. The aquaphor at least leaves the lips looking healthy despite the functional restrictions of eating out (not being able to use glasses without it rubbing), having to use a straw, having to re-apply it after every meal. I can live with this knowing that apperances can be kept up.


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