I used to post in this forum a WHILE BACK when I used to have peeling lips/EC. This was probably 3 years ago. I got this when I was in HS. During this time I used to apply a LOT of chap-stick to my lips as my lips used to get dry and red and I used to look like a monkey.
I believe this was the cause of my EC, I did a lot of research and I came to the conclusion that chap-stick essentially created a layer of dead cells on top of my lips which I used to moisturize using chap-stick and finally my body decided to get rid of this and my whole lip peeled off in the shower.
At first I didn't think much I just applied some aquaphor and let it be and thought it was just gonna heal. It started to heal but would crust and peel away every couple of days to a week. This really depressed me and I became obsessed to finding a solution.
I tried EVERYTHING including doing the natural and applying thousands of ointments and so forth. Finally I came to the conclusion that the reason why it is constantly hardening and not peeling is because that is how our body works. It created a protective layer over the wound and begins to work on the inside.
I figured if instead of letting it scab why not apply a bandage. I knew ordinary bandages were obviously out of the question so I began experiment with liquid bandage. After couple of weeks of tinkering with it, the best way for to use it was to apply the bandage and use a moisturizer over it and apply the bandage every time it would crack. After a couple of weeks there was a HUGE HUGE improvement and I continued this approach for a month to 2 and my lips began to heal completely.
As this began to happen I gradually stopped posting on this forum until now. My lips are completely healed right now. I wanted to share this with all of you. Please ask me any questions, comments, concerns.