It’s common knowledge that drinking water consistently throughout the day brings a bevy of benefits. But what’s not as commonly known is that certain times are better than others to pour yourself an ice-cold glass.

Previously, we wrote about three reasons why you should be drinking water first thing in the morning. As it turns out, there are several other benefits of quenching your morning thirst that are important to know. Here are three more reasons why you should drink water first thing in the morning, so you can incorporate the practice into your daily routine.

Gets You Rehydrated

After six or more hours of sleep, your body often ends up dehydrated. While normally not dangerous, it explains why you feel dazed and sluggish in the moments after you wake up. Drinking water as soon as you get out of bed helps boost your oxygen flow, and ramps up production of blood and muscle cells to help start your day off strong.

Helps You Stay Full

Since water is instrumental in helping to fill your stomach, drinking a big glass of water first thing in the morning can help you eat less, and avoid over-eating. If you’re on a diet and want to avoid mid-day snacking, drinking two glasses of water before breakfast will keep you feeling full until lunch, and trim up to 60 calories per meal.

Improves Your Skin

Your skin is 64% water. Since you can become dehydrated when you sleep, your oil glands work overtime overnight and cause your skin to become even more oily than normal when you wake up – which can often lead to acne. Drinking a big glass of water first thing in the morning purges unwanted toxins from your bloodstream, and helps hydrate your skin to make it glow.

How has drinking water first thing in the morning affected your health? Tell us in the comments below!