I don't know how it happened. My lips haven't peeled for a week. No white stuff after brushing or having a shower. The crease in my middle bottom lip doesn't split anymore. The triangle on my upper top lip hasn't split either. The colour of my lips have changed from dark brown to pink. The natural creases have returned and even when it gets dry, it's a NORMAL dryness, that doesn't result in cracking/peeling.
Two major things happened this week. I confessed to a girl I liked and she became my girlfriend (I've been single for 5 years). And I purchased some Burt's bees lip balm (despite the fact that it failed to help in the past).
It was instant. I went to meet my soon-to-be girlfriend at the restaurant, on the first day, after work. My lips were peeling horribly, as they always have. On the way home, we stop buy boots and I decide to pick up some lip balm for the week ahead. I applied some before I went to sleep.
I woke up and my lips were slightly red (due to the peppermint) but without any visible signs of peeling. I thought it was a fluke, so I didn't really pay it any mind.
The week was filled with kissing and "other stuff" involving the mouth, but no matter how much I got saliva/fluids on them, they refused to peel/crack. I don't know what it is...I mean it's been 6 years...but here I am, with the lips of a normal person.
I'm sorry this message is so sporadic, I'm still trying to process this. I'm going to attach a few pictures of my lip throughout the week.
During the week:
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