Guys, I have a question. As a comeback trumpet player after about a 15 year layoff, I’ve been having to reform my embrochure and retrain my lips. I’ve noticed that ever since day one that I have this chapped lips “feeling” but it is above my actual “lip.” It feels like it is in the area between the red part of my lips and my nose where my normal facial hair is. It is worst around where the mouthpiece sits on my skin. The area feels constantly dry for the most part and very, very slight hint of a burning feeling. I don’t know what to do. If I don’t practice for a day, it’ll feel better, but I try to practice an hour every day. I do long tones, slurring up and down, technical exercises and simple articulation stuff every day. I used to not feel like this when I was a serious student and player a long time ago. I don’t know if being where I live now in Oklahoma and the dryer weather has anything to do with it, but when I was a student in Mississippi with the extreme humidity, I didn’t have this problem. After I get done practicing, it feels stiff sometimes. If I could just get rid of the chapped “feeling,” I would be one happy camper. Do you guys have any advice?