Totally agree with you. What I don't understand is why things like aquaphor, blistex, etc. don't speed up the process. They all mask the symptoms but never seem to heal it completely. I'm only afflicted on my bottom lip and, as I've progressed, the cycle sped up a lot. I now go through a full peel (from white dry skin to yellow crust peeling off on its own) in one day. As you said it comes off in the shower and, if I leave it alone, it feels slightly better each time. Hopefully it stops completely soon. Leaving it alone is the ONLY way.