I Apply water on lips. My lips haveto touch water for over 4 months IT was horrible, they felt stiff, dry and were inflammed. But as soon as i Apply water to them the get a little moist alone with aquaphor. Since Then My inflammation has gone down alot. You cant avoid water not to touch your lips, ofc when im healed They Would still get water in the shower etc...water is moisture. Ofc though you cannot just use water but a lip balm too. REMEBER Daniel Miller he Didnt avoid water from touchens his lips, and he still got cured.