My lips feels surprisingly elastic, considering that I stopped cold using lip balms 42 days ago. I can smile without any problems for example (not always, but most of the time).
I trimmed my lips for the second time yesterday (you can see the before and after picture below, 24 hours in between). I've been a little hesitant to do that because the first time I did it resulted in a two-layer crust instead of just one. But I will start to experiment with trimming on a more regular basis now to see what the result will be.