Well, I had a more mild case of this condition when I was a bit younger. I started using chapstick during the winter and then built up a dependency on it. Same issues, rapid skin growth and chapping. Then, over one summer I stopped chapstick and left my lips alone. It was a few years ago but I don't recall the healing process taking very long. I probably hadn't damaged my lips terribly bad yet or something. They healed. Two years later I went out of the country to Paraguay. It was very cold there so my lips became chapped. I remember picking the dried skin from my lips so they wouldn't look so bad. Looking back, I wish I wouldn't have been so stupid. I linked the condition that I had earlier to chapstick though so I guess I didn't think it would do any harm to pick at them. Now, I usually use chapstick or lick my lips, which I know is terrible. They actually look normal for the most part when i lick them throughout the day. I've also been watching Daniel's videos. I really think his lips have improved. Everything he says about the body needing to heal the condition makes sense too. No other treatments work, that's for sure. The body is obviously trying to rebuild itself. It isn't an issue of needing moisturizer. The skin will still grow under it. The ONLY cure is to leave them alone. I would almost stake my life on that. I personally just feel like I can't do it. I have a job and will be starting college again shortly.