Finding the right lip balm or lip butter to suit your lips and applying it several times a day can prevent lips from getting to the stage that they feel dry and uncomfortable. Lip butter contains shea butter and almond oil, which provide the lips with intense moisture and long-lasting care. Exfoliate. Gently rub your lips with a homemade mixture of olive or coconut oil and sugar and wipe clean. Wear lip balm regularly. Apply and reapply a good quality lip balm, often. Apply a dry lips treatment overnight.