During march, when i tried leaving them alone, I didn't let water run over them in shower, no. I have a shower with a removable head that i can lift off its holder. So i could just aim the spraying water away from the lips. Also tried not wetting them when drinking water, washing face, etc. I left them alone until after mid march when the brittle crusting skin began to hang off and i helped some of it off. Yes, i will update the pics to your gallery.