If you invest tons of time and money in skin care – then you should also give extra care for your lips. Just as you would apply SPF on the rest of your body, put on some protective and healing balms on your lips. (You can still use your non-SPF signature lipstick; just always start with a base of SPF lip balm.)
Our lips are the most sensitive part of our skin. Notice how it dries, chaps, and bleeds due to cold weather or too much heat before anything else? Get yourself a bottle of Vitamin E oil or lip balm with Vitamin E to heal the lips aside from regular windburn or sunburn prevention. It will heal and also protect your lips from more serious conditions such as cancer. Plus, it will also prevent the signs of lip aging.
If your lips feel flaky, then it’s probably a reminder to exfoliate them. Much like the need to scrub out dead skin while you shower. Just give your lips a good scrubbing (with your toothbrush) after brushing. (If you can brush your gums, why not your lips?) Be sure to follow it with moisturizing. Aside from Vitamin E, you can also use glycerin-based balms, which will help lips retain moisture and stay hydrated.