Cheers for the update. Hmm, okay. This new skin that youíre reporting, I still havenít experienced. Basically, thereís nothing really to exfoliate off at the moment. No Ďdeadí skin is coming off when I exfoliate after brushing my teeth, which is a good sign.
Now, after I exfoliate, I let my lips dry ever so slightly and the skin thatís there does look really healthy, and I am intrigued as to how they would look if I didnít immediately slather them with aquaphor, but I darenít make that move. From what youíve said, I feel itís too early to make a drastic change like that. So Iím going to keep them covered as much as possible, and keep this going for as long as possible.
Also, my bottom lip seems to be seeing better progress than my top lip. I have 2 deep grooves on the dreaded middle section of my upper lip, where 3+ separate squares of skin form. When I exfoliate here, tiny pieces of skin actually come off. I think it will need extra attention, and Iíll have to keep applying liberally to that area.
Iím also particularly nervous for the weekend coming. Going to see my girlfriend, will be some kissing. Iíve told her what to expect already, and that sheís gonna have to control herself and back off and kiss me very gently LOL.
And no, my lips arenít inflamed. No pain. No swelling. Also, yeah, they feel elastic too. In the past when I had the scabs, Iíd always be very aware of them starting to split when smiling. Although I still am aware of this (out of habit and fear mostly), I donít think I need to worry, because the skin does seem a lot more flexible. Super soft too.
Keep the updates coming brother. Iím so happy youíve seen the progress you have! Feel free to upload a pic soon to shut the haters up.