Hydration, but make it sexy.

Gen Z loves to rebrand everyday habits into something that can quickly turn into a trend — and the latest victim is water.

A new generation of mindful, health-conscious young adults — who seem to be constantly searching for the coolest way to stay hydrated — have latched onto the latest TikTok fad: “sexy water.”

Content creator Kelly Grace Mae coined the term after listening to podcast host Lauryn Bosstick talk on The Skinny Confidential about how she makes her coffee a seemingly sensual — and body-beneficial — experience.

So, what even is sexy water, anyway?

“Sexy water became this romanticized time for me to, in the morning, drink my water and make it more fun,” Mae told Women’s Wear Daily. “It felt like less of a chore and more of this self-care ritual.”

For Mae, sexy water includes adding a blend of powders, minerals, lemon and other practical elements into her water over ice in a “cute cup” with a straw.

But in one of her more recent videos on TikTok, she explained that sexy water doesn’t have to be so “extra.”

“A sexy water can literally just be water, ice and, like, lemon,” she clarified. “Drink your water, is the point.”

In one of Mae’s sexy water videos, she uses water from her “osmosis machine” and turns it into a hydration elixir that has vitamin C, electrolytes and magnesium, as well as colostrum, collagen peptides and mushroom multivitamin drops.

“If I can have this one thing — and I have a whole cup section on my Amazon storefront because I really think it is part of the ritual and the vibe — it just makes me feel like I have my life together.”

While what one would add to their so-called sexy water would vary on an individual basis, adding electrolytes isn’t such a bad idea if you’re someone who drinks a lot of water.

Electrolytes — such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium — are the minerals in your blood that essentially help keep everything in balance in your body.

“If you take too much water in, you dilute those electrolytes, and that can be a real problem,” Dr. Isaac Dapkins, chief medical officer at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, previously told The Post.

With excessive intake, it can get to a point where your body doesn’t have enough electrolytes to make urine and release that water, which can lead to a decrease in sodium level and a “really lousy” feeling.

When your sodium or electrolyte levels go down, Dapkins shared things that you would start to notice, such as a headache or a very weak feeling at first.

If you’re not careful and keep diluting electrolytes, excessive water intake can lead to developing swelling in the brain, which could cause vomiting or even a seizure.

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