Here's a quick tip to instantly slough off that dead skin with little effort/waiting on your part. Liberally apply some lip balm. Use your finger to really massage it in and then apply another layer. You want to feel your lips plump up/soften as well as have an extra layer on. Hop into a hot shower and go through the normal routine. At the end, take a cotton round, q-tip, or washcloth to slowly exfoliate your lips. After your shower, remember to some lip balm on to really seal in the softness and moisture!