thanks, i learned that the dry skin is dead skin already, so it's ok to wash it off. before i thought it was a scab that didn't heal fast enough and kept slipping off when it was wet. But now i know it is dry dead skin when it gets wet, it turns white and slippery and slides off the lips. it's red raw and sore after i wash it off, so i let it dry for a few minutes, then i put honey on my lips to stop the soreness. i use honey because it mask the dryness, but honey doesn't heal it. honey just covers the dryness and it blends in when it's dry. i'm still doing the diet thing, but i'm starting another new experiment still searching for the cure like all of us are.