Recently I've been trying to play after about a 3 week break and of course I sound pretty bad. I can barely get one not above the staff and my skill level was way higher than that. I plan to keep practicing consistently to wake my chops up but my real question is how do you guys keep dead skin off your lips? My lips felt like they had thick skin on them, I played anyway and afterwards they felt soggy, and the layer of skin on top was white ish and kinda torn up looking. I was mostly sure this is dead skin. How do you guys keep it off? I know exfoliation is a thing but...I'm not sure if that helps. Can someone explain exfoliation to me or how to do it? I don't feel like walking into a makeup store asking for all the materials needed. After rubbing the skin off it feels like the dead skin just comes back in a few days. Any ideas?