i could smile a little cause my bottom lip doesnt move much, top isnt to bad
shower, never get lip yet in shower, wash face with a cloth
i never let anything except water touch my lips, ever. i put my finger under a tap when my ips are bothering me and gently wipe it over the lips when needed
ive gone close to 6 months barely putting anything on them, maybe once in a blue moon some non chemical balm. at most id usually go 3 weeks nothing, one application of balm, 3 weeks nothing, etc... like a cycle. it wasnt worth it, no improvement, juyst extra pain and unhappiness.