They definitely look better than mine. Do they look like that all the time, I mean the color? Don't they ever get red and inflamed?
Is the upper lip also affected?
Coconut oil feels better for me than aquaphor but I think it dries out faster.
Unfortunately I've ran out of aquaphor, even the local pharmacy don't have stock anymore and I'm definitely not gonna use Vaseline because I honestly can't stand the taste & smell. It's horrible.
I'll try to keep my lips dry for a few days so that they form a crust, then I'm gonna take off the crust, revealing raw skin and apply GIAB. The problem I think was that I didn't give enough time for the skin to completely die before applying GIAB. It only works when the skin is completely raw (for me at least). Hopefully it'll work this time.