My lips are pink now and even after peeling they are not raw,red like they used to be before starting this method . I started with japanese method in the first week of November 2015 but my lips barely improved . In the beginning,I used a soap to clean my lips but the soap made my lips very dry and my lips didn't peel on their own so I had to remove the crust while they were wet with my hands . This used to make my lips look blood red color and raw . I continued it for 6 weeks and saw no improvement. My lips used to peel after 10-12 days .
Then I decided to do constant moisture but I did it for 2 days and didn't continue with it because my loops looked swollen and shiny .
Then I decided to give the japanese method another try but this time I used coconut oil too to help in removing the crusts . After peeling lips were not as raw as it was when i didn't use coconut oil. Lips peeled after a week . Also the thickness of scab reduced . did this for 25 days. Few lines were seen on lips . used soap to clean but it made my lips worse .
Then I ordered acv and with acv i saw the best progress . lines returned on my lips and the lips are now peling after 5 days . After peeling the lips are not raw . it is light red but becomes pink after few hours . previous 25 days also helped i guess .
The key is to not peel off the new skin with the crust so that the raw lipd isn't exposed and they get time to heal . its only been 10 days with acv and if i continue for a month ,i will surely be cured
The best part of this method is that once you are cured, you are cured i.e you won't need anything to keep maintaining them .