No, it's definitely not burning off a layer of skin each time. Interestingly enough, after a week or two, the skin on the bottom lip came off as one piece... not segmented like it always had. Since then, bottom lip has not peeled; and I still apply the ACV sparingly. Not sure if I even need to anymore. I just leave it on for like 5-10 seconds and wash it off. Think I do it just as a force of habit from all the other shit I've used throughout my life.
Inflammation was not very common, but common enough to really annoy me. When I was younger, they were basically always inflamed. After I had kind of taken care of that years ago, my lips would swell in certain areas when going hard at the gym(no idea why), but also when I would be drinking a spicy margarita -- the fresh jalapenos would do that. Haven't experienced it since.
I've only been doing this for about a month.. the turnaround time on improvement was pretty quick. Like I said, the first little while my lips would burn/sting, turn light pink/white; now the ACV does none of that. I'm certain it was killing all that nasty bacteria in my lips -- you can literally see it -- where it's working on the infected parts of your lips.
I'm really surprised more people haven't jumped on this.. maybe the title sounds too sales-y :b