During the dry winter months, using lip balms can protect your lips. Lip balms can be used as a base layer, before you use a lipstick.
If you are not using a lip balm, you can try a small amount of Vaseline, or you can try some moisturizing lotion instead, this will make the lips soft and smooth.
To prevent chapped lips, avoid licking lips. Drink plenty of water. Before going to bed, use a lip balm. When participating in outdoor activity, use a sunscreen lip balm, this will prevent sunburn.
If lips become chapped, avoid using a lipstick. because color pigments may irritate chapped lips. To get rid of skin flakes, use a soft toothbrush, and gently brush your lips.