UPDATE!! So it has been about a week since I did this process and today was the fully cured point (so far!) In the second to last .png image above, I posted a "before, during, after" photo. The "after" photo you can see a slight yellow-orange tint to the center of my lips, along with a few small scabs. This is the dead skin I've been constantly applying aloe to. Today, although I kept putting on aloe, my skin was beginning to peel on it's own. I did not pick at it, just kept applying aloe. Eventually throughout the day the dead yellow skin peeled off on its own.
Here is a picture of my healed lips! (Notice how the scabs are completely gone too!) I am continuing to put aloe on my "new lips" as well as gargle/gulp the apple cider vinegar. Good luck all! I'll let you know if this isn't a success.