I just read that your lips looked somewhat like mine in the gallery (the picture is a few weeks or even 2 months old, not sure). Unfortunately, I haven't had success yet with leaving them alone. I have tried as best as I can for a few weeks now (as much as possible; especially I haven't put anything on them). In fact, they feel way worse than ever before and more parts are crusting, especially on my top lip. I'm now at a stage where talking is really painful. But no improvements at all.
How did you first notice improvement? Did it heal (when looking at the bottom lip) from the bottom up? Did the skin crust faster, thinner, in less parts etc.?