It’s been said that the ideal 8 glasses of water a day can do wonders for your body. While we’ve heard this time and time again, it’s not uncommon that people drink much less water than they should be, but we guarantee that wouldn’t be the case if everyone understood just what it was that your daily intake of water would do. Today we are going to cover a few of the benefits that your daily intake of water will provide for your body, but first, let’s start with how much you should really be drinking.

Ounces a Day

The standard has always been 8 cups a day, which totals out to 64 oz. of water a day. This is quite a bit of water for some people to drink in a day, but the truth is that it takes, even more, water than this to really see the benefits. Studies have shown that if you drink an ounce of water for every pound that you weigh, you will see the benefits that regular water intake can make. If this sounds a little bit confusing, here is an example. If you weigh 160 pounds, try to consume 160 ounces of water a day. Do you see how the difference from 64 ounces up to 160 ounces can make a difference? That’s almost a 100-ounce difference! But the benefits that you will see from this 100-ounce difference will truly provide you with incredible benefits, here are a few of them.

Healthy Skin

If you have been concerned about the way that your skin looks, or you’ve switched face washes and skin products dozens of times, the answer may be as easy as drinking more water. The water that you drink every day has a vital role in the health of your skin, and it also plays a part in multiple aspects of skin health. For instance, breakouts could be greatly reduced by having the water that you drink push toxins through your skin. When your pores build up, the toxins create the acne that you see. This is why your skin is more likely to breakout after a week of eating poorly. Drinking water can also improve the elasticity and glow of your skin. When your skin has the water that it needs, it is able to maintain it’s natural moisture and glows.

Mood Booster

Everyone has days where they wonder what it is that’s got their mood so low, and you might be surprised to hear that it could be your mood that’s got you so blue. If you have been thinking that maybe it was the amount of sleep that you were getting or the people you were encountering throughout the day, it could actually just be the lack of water that you’re drinking. You could see a decline in mood from even the slightest level of dehydration, which shows just how important it is to at least try and drink the optimal amount of water.

We only had time for just this one benefit today, but we do plan on diving into the various ways that drinking water can benefit your lifestyle. Make sure to check out our blog in the next couple of weeks to see what this change of lifestyle could bring to your life.