Beauty creams and serums can help slow aging down, but did you know that just remembering to hydrate yourself, especially in this heat, can also drastically improve the way your skin looks? "I’ve found that water makes a big difference in skin health," says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in an interview with Women's Health. "Without adequate water intake, skin appears duller, and wrinkles and pores more prominent."

How much water should you be drinking each day? Nazarian says women should aim for eight to 10 eight-ounce servings of water, and spread them out throughout the day. While there aren't a lot of studies on the subject matter, real women have reported that taking up the habit for at least a month hasn't just made them feel light and fresh, but has made their skin brighter, smoother, and their dark circles lighter. British woman Sarah Smith, who drinks three liters of water a day, claims that it's even shaved 10 years off her face!

Of course, if you're not used to drinking a lot of water a day, there's bound to be a bit of discomfort in the beginning—you might have to go to the rest room several more times than usual. Rally through that, however, and you might find the end result worth it.

Want to get into the habit of drinking more water? Here's how!

Drink water alongside your usual routines.
Aside from drinking water at breakfast, you can also hydrate yourself when you're about to walk your dog in the afternoon, watch your favorite series at night, or talk to your man on the phone.

Set an alarm.
If you set alarms for mornings, meetings, and even your pills, you can certainly do the same for your new habit.

Add lemon slices to your drink.
Jazz up your usual boring H20 with lemon slices or freeze them as ice cubes.

Always being a tumbler with you.
Now you have no excuse for not drinking water.

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