When I say that I brush off the build up, I mean that I just wipe the lips lightly with a cotton swab. The white buildup is not necessary the new skin, it is candida and it is similar to the white line the most of us get. That white line cab be easily wiped away without leaving the lips raw. I know that you might be thinking that I am peeling the skin everyday but it is not the case. If peeling skin would have led to pink lips, everyone would be happy. The texture of the lips is similar to that of a normal lips. My top lips have not peeled for 2 weeks which used to peel every 3-4 days.