I confess and have no shame to say that I have taken a 'half' sabbatical year because at that time, I really had to make a choice :
EITHER I keep going in my life with this huge handicap, feeding this condition and live in the illusory lie to have a kind of normal lips -with chemicals of course, because it is evident that I can try to live in a normal way with my lips condition shown in the first picture of my topic- but severely damaged and which poison my entire mind,
OR I really take from my time to put my entire conviction to beat this crap, considering I am VERY convinced that this really can be cured.
I really and completely wasted my time to consult doctors and dermatologists with theirs shits of chemicals during almost two years and they just heavily consumed my HOPE ressource.
Either I live with a huge BREAK, or I take from my time, several months, to try and find a CURE to live the life I just want.
As I said, I do it about 8 times per day and as you say, it is as reproducing an OPTIMAL climate to enable the lips to heal properly. Also, I apply nothing on my lips.
I live in France, so I live in a more or less temperate weather, as you I presume, but always in the average which can not enable anymore to heal our damaged condition !