So here is the deal, what i have done is basically left my lips alone completely, and boy was it hard, I first went through several months of occassionally applying vaseline only during events where i was going to have to talk alot to people. Then I stopped everything and in the past 3 months have only applied chapstick about 4 or 5 times for sun protection only, and my lips are a million times better then before, they peel incredibly and the area looks like it is shrinking, the skin just comes off and they dont even look like ex cheilities anymore, just small indents on the bottom lip where the lips meet. I cannot believe it, they are so much better, I know this is a life long thing but at least there better, they do have their bad days but they come with the good and the bad, my advice is leave everything alone, take the shame like a man or woman when your lips are mangled, I did, and didnt care if people looked at them, they look, looked, and now you cant even tell. Those shucks that peeled are no more and only a thin layer like a flake grows. Try it out guus, what do you have to loose.