hello friends, I am healed now after many many years of suffering peeling lips. the reason I had peeling lips was because of dehydration. they would dry out and get crusty until I force peeled the crusts off. I would avoid water contact at all costs, I would drink water and liquids very carefully to avoid anything touching my lips. eventually I started licking my lips in desperation and I did this for a few years, but they never healed and would peel every few days. I did this for a few years because it was stopping the large crusts from forming that used to last weeks. but licking my lips was not what I wanted to do forever. i also observed that most people do not lick there lips when i had to all the time which was mostly phychological because i was always worried the crusts would come back. now i am not endorsing lip licking. i say to never lick your lips, all the websites advise against it. for some reason i decided i would try hydrating my lips a lot throughout the day and it helped me within a few days of not licking and hydrating them with glasses of water and showers and cupping water in my hands under the sink. all the websites ive read about peeling lips say to hydrate your lips then seal in the moisture with a lip balm or Vaseline. but i have found that lip balm and Vaseline disrupts the natural cell death and regrowth of the skin, everybodys lips produce dead skill cells and regrowth of new ones, this is the problem with ec. anyways i just want to share that i am fully cured now and get zero peeling or any buildup ever. all i did was hydrate my lips with glasses of water compressing the water together in my lips, i take a good shower everyday making sure to soak my lips throughout the shower and occasionally i will cup some water in my hands and soak my lips that way. now they are completely water proof and normal.