I'm a wet embouchre guy. Lick lips, lick rim, place horn on face everytime! I don't know why I've just always been that way. I can't play dry; I've tried it just feels so un-natural. When not playing I keep my lips in shape with Good ole' Burts bees wax.. As for desitin DEAR GOD MAN! I'm a father of three couldn't imagine putting that nasty putty on my face let alone my lips.