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The lube effect eventually wears out. It either gets absorbed into the skin, into the suit, washed out, or evaporates. Then the sticky rubbery smoothskin attaches to your body. Spearfishers often say they need less neoprene with a skin-in suit as it has more direct contact with skin and seals out more water, but lube is needed to suit up. But that lube eventually leaks out into the ocean. Even if you're not in the water, most silicone and water-based lubes get absorbed by the skin (and some by the suit) after a short period of time. Anyone who's worn latex can attest to that. It literally grips to you and becomes your skin.
Smoothskin is a wonderful feeling, but I do like the glassy shine of soaking wet lined neoprene.