Thanks for posting, Seb. I'm someone who avoids contact with water and lip-licking, manages with scissors and uses no lip balms or chemical moisturizers (only aloe vera). I think I made my condition worse with these, and am suspicious that my obsessive cutting has somewhat hindered the healing process as well.
Looking at your pics, I feel that you either have a chronic infection or perhaps a different underlying condition than most of us, based on the coloring. I'm also curious about if your condition has been stable for a long time, or worsened over the years.
Enzyme40, you never told us about your week-long fast. Did you notice any slowing down of the peeling cycle? Were you only drinking lemon water?
Two weeks into my elimination diet, and the peeling has gotten less orderly. I also have a much itchier scalp, all over.
Monday, I'm getting a personal steam inhaler, my plan is to create a spa directly on my lips and do it every day while on my diet and keeping stress low. I will update if anything changes. If you want to try it too, I can PM you the brand name, but you could probably build your own or just run hot water in your sink or shower really long.