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3 Ways To Up Your Water Intake

If there’s one thing that’s really improved my skin and my general health, it’s drinking more water.  I used to drink maybe 1 glass of water a day.  Needless to say, my skin was incredibly dry, I got lots of headaches, and I never felt 100%.  I decided one day to up my water intake to 64 oz a day, 8x what I used to drink.  Fair warning: don’t do what I did, work your way up to 64 oz otherwise you’re in for a few headache days from drinking too much water without getting used to it.

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

Why Drink Water

Drinking a good amount of water is so good for your skin, it keeps your skin from getting dry, it flushes out toxins so your skin glows and acne is less likely to appear, and it can help prevent aging.  Water also strengthens your nails and prevents dry cuticles, something I especially need help with.  And drinking lots of water helps prevent hair loss.  So if you’re looking for glowing skin, free anti-aging, strong nails and better hair, drink up.

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

On the more health side of things, your water intake can increase your weight loss and naturally cures most types of headaches.  I was really looking to help get rid of my headaches but it did not, unfortunately.

Up Your Water Intake

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

  1. Carry a bottle around your house with you.  This one has helped me the most since I end up sipping all evening or morning instead of just chugging a bottle once or twice a day.  Fill a bottle and bring it to the couch with you, watch your normal shows while sipping water.  Your body will thank you.
  2. Drink up with every meal.  A glass of water with every meal is a really easy way to make sure you’re drinking water.
  3. Always keep a bottle at your workspace and by your bed.  While your reading or watching a show at night, sip on some water and right when you wake up drink up.  I can drink about 2 bottles of water while I’m working on the blog or anything else at my desk.

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

3 Ways to Up Your Water Intake | Born To Be Bright

Upping your water intake will definitely benefit your skin and your health.  How do you make sure to drink all your water for the day?

Grey Water Bottle

Blue Water Bottle

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  • Samantha P

    Totally needed this post in my life! I’ve been slacking.

    S .x ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

  • I always forgot to drink water even though it’s such an easy thing to do! xox

    • Once it becomes a habit it will be hard to go without water! I started to crave water after a few weeks of monitoring how much I drink!

  • I definitely need to drink more water, it’s so important, especially the benefits you mentioned! I will have to take your tips on board and try and drink more water X

    Erin // Everything Erin

    • I’m glad you liked the post, and thank you for commenting! I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin now that I drink so much water!

  • It’s amazing the health benefits one can reap from merely drinking something as simple as pure water. I’m lucky to say that I love the taste of water and have no problems getting enough in daily, I know of others who hate the taste. I always have a bottle with me around the house & at work!
    Marc x
    http://marcandrew.co.uk/

    • I used to not like drinking plain water but now I crave it. I’m so used to pure water that I rarely drink anything else! Thank you for reading!

  • Yes! I’ve been drinking so much more water this summer and these tips are what I’ve been doing. It’s made me feel so much better X

    • I agree, once I started drinking more water I felt better all around. I am less tired and my skin has definitely been thanking me!

  • Such helpful tips! I’ve recently been upping my water intake too and I feel so much better! I have a bottle that has little time marks on it so I know that by 1pm, 2pm etc, I know how much of my bottle I should have already drank! x

    http://www.stephiebeau.com

    • I’ve seen those water bottles on Instagram! Those are such an awesome way to make sure you’re drinking throughout the day instead of all at once! Thank you for reading!

  • Olivia Alesha

    This is such an amazing post! I really need to start drinking more water more often and these little tips will for sure help me out with that!
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com/blog

    • Thank you for reading! Drinking more water is one of the best decisions I’ve made! It also just shows me how if I put my mind to something I can make it a long-term habit!

  • Holly

    This is a great post x I definitely need to up my water game as I find my skin to be dry most of the time, I really enjoyed reading this post!

    • Drinking water definitely helps hydrate your skin! Thank you for commenting!

  • I don’t drink near enough water as I should, I just forget as silly as it sounds! It’s such an important necessity though. Great post! X

    http://www.lilydeal.co.uk

    • Thank you! I forget sometimes too so I keep a water bottle with me at almost all times!

  • Food & Baker

    These are some really good tips. I used to drink a litre of water at work everyday, don’t know why I stopped – should really get back into it! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica
    Foodandbaker.co.uk

    • Thank you for commenting! I know what you mean, sometimes I just fall out of the habit for a few days but I always get back with it. It benefits me so much!