Hmmm, honestly, whenever I hear about people experiencing good results going to the beach, I don't really think it's the salt water that's helping, but instead the Vitamin D being produced by the sun. If you look up Daniel Miller on here and on his own website, just search Daniel Miller Peeling Lips, he had the same experience when he went out to the beach and got really sun burned. After that his lips drastically improved and he kept repeating that treatment along with moisturizing until he finally healed. Right now I'm using Vitamin D topical ointment called Calcipotriene along with a mild steroid Desonide and I have seen awesome improvement. I would seriously look into Topical Vitamin D or try to catch more sun in conjuction with moisturizers!!