recently ive been sick with a really bad cold and had to sleep breatching through my mouth. the first morning after breathing like that my lips were really dry and cracked (my bottom lip is usually only a little chapped because i peel the skin but now its the top lip also). ive been putting on chapstick galore and even tried a lip scrub but it always comes back. i've also got a couple scales on my top lip now and i don't like it that much.
how can i get rid of this?
I think you'll just have to wait it out. It won't stop until you can sleep without your mouth open, because it's just going to keep irritating it. I'd suggest at least using a good chapstick that's medicated, or even coconut oil.