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    If You Don't Drink Enough Water, You Probably Need Some Of These Things

    It sounds so simple: drinking water.

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    1. A leak-proof and time-marked water bottle to keep by you because I know you forget to drink water while you're sitting at your WFH setup all day. The time marker will conveniently remind you when to take another sip and keep you hydrated.,

    This also has a little filter for you to put in fruit!

    Promising review: "I wasn’t a water drinker AT ALL. Then this baby arrived and changed the game! All rave reviews are true. 1) The texture is nice to the touch. 2) The time labels help me a ton — very motivating to know exactly how I’m doing on my water intake as the day goes on. (I’m busy at work and would never be able to reflect back and calculate how much I drank or refilled my bottle). 3) The strap is convenient and I use it more than I thought I would. 4) The little fruit tray works great. I squeeze lemon in my water and cut a thin slice and put it in the top. 5) The mouth piece is comfortable. 6) The button pops the lid open (I can’t be screwing lids off and on in the car). 7) There is a little lock that provides extra security that it won’t leak if I toss it in my bag. It’s stupid how taken I am with a freakin’ water bottle." —L.G.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    2. A cool mist humidifier that'll add moisture to the air, keeping your skin and nasal passages hydrated. Say goodbye to that tight, dry feeling, and say hello to dewy skin and looking hydrated from within.

    the humidifier

    Promising review: "I received my cool mist humidifier yesterday and I have to say, I am very happy I bought it. I work in a small office (my room is not bigger than 6 feet by 10 feet) and with the forced air we have, my nose and throat were always bothering me with such dry air. Now, even if it was only day two of using the machine, I feel and noticed a huge difference with my nose and throat. Great little machine, very helpful and worth the price." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    3. A roll-on migraine relief stick because you can often get headaches if you don't drink enough water. Loaded with therapeutic essential oils like peppermint and spearmint, this will help ease those headaches. They're not about to ruin your day, no way!

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed, Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    You can apply this to your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck. We here at BuzzFeed swear by this too! Check out our review of the Migrastil Migraine Stick Roll-on to see why we love it.

    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. A stainless-steel Bougie water bottle you'll never want to live without it again. The double-walled insulation, leak-proof flip 'n sip lid (so you don't have to keep unscrewing the cap), and that gorgeous artwork will pull you in to drink water! Plus, it doesn't do that thing where the water tastes stale after a few hours. Fun fact: it can hold an entire bottle of wine. Bougie indeed!

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    It keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm for 12 hours. The straw allows you to sip your drink instead of tilting the bottle, which comes in handy when you're busy doing something else! It's durable and comes with two straws, a pipe cleaner, and a protective bag. Plus, it's eco-friendly, rust-proof, and BPA-free. It's also big enough that it can last you the whole day.

    My Bougie Bottle is a woman-owned small biz whose mission is to create the most convenient, durable reusable water bottles to combat plastic pollution and destruction of marine life due to it. Their bottle artwork is intended to raise awareness of the benefits conservation has on our planet.

    Promising review: "The bottle is quite lovely. It does come with two straws, a convenient ice tray and brush which can also be utilized to clean the "hard to reach areas" of the mouth piece spigot. It definitely keeps my drinks cold all day as indicated in the description as well as fits in mar car cup holder which is one of my biggest gripes with other water bottles. Other than needing to wash by hand (wouldn't dare chance such a marvelous paint job in the dishwasher) I have no complaints. Arrived quickly in trendy protective packaging. Would purchase again." —KegSci

    Get them for $39.99: the Hibiscus design from Amazon and the flamingo design here for from My Bougie Bottle (available in three patterns. Check out the other ones here).

    5. An ultra-hydrating multitasking andLab sheet mask for when your skin feels dehydrated because you don't drink enough water. It tackles different skin concerns, using niacinamide and vitamin B5 to calm inflammation and activate collagen, and Aquaxyl to drench skin in moisture and strengthen your skin barrier. No more flakiness — only plump, radiant skin!

    the mask

    The mask is a biodegradable aqua-gel mask, meaning it's comfortable on skin!

    andLAB is an Asian-owned small biz whose goal is to create skincare products that are safe, clean, and honest. They formulate products to restore, refresh, and replenish your skin and take into consideration sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, and expecting mothers.

    This is safe for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It's free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, hydroquinone, and other non-skin-friendly ingredients. Check out their "Never List" here!

    Promising review: "My dry and sensitive skin’s savior. I used to have products formulated for oily/combo skin and when my skin’s texture changed to dry and sensitive, I had no idea what to do. Everything was irritating my face, drying out and breaking me out. When I say these masks have rescued my skin, I’m not exaggerating. These masks hit two birds with one stone: hydrating my face and healing it. I’ve tried several products (not just masks) in the past with niacinamide and vitamin B5 and none have worked this well for me. I’m so happy with these! It’s rare for me these days to not have products that irritate my skin. I can’t wait to purchase my next box of masks!" —Roxanne

    Get them from andLab: one for $6 and a pack of five for $29.99.

    6. Or a pack of hydrating Mediheal sheet masks to quench the most sensitive of skin. These intensive masks contain supercharged ingredients like hyaluronic acid to help maintain your skin's natural moisture levels and keep it soft and supple, all while being oh-so-gentle.

    the mask in water

    The masks contain hyaluronic acid, amino acids and water-binding sugars. The formula is free of artificial colors, parabens, sulfates, alcohol, mineral oil and silicone.

    Promising review: "I love the product and the value! I can't wait to order more! I've made this part of my routine, and I'm so glad I did. My skin is already changing for the better because I'm taking the time to care for it. After washing and toning my face, I love wearing these sheet masks. There is a lot of product on them, and it makes a noticeable difference in how soft and clear my skin is, after using them each day. Highly recommend!" —Teacher Marilyn

    Get the 10-pack from Amazon for $19.90.

    7. A water-tracking chart you can print out for motivation. Fill it out each day to make sure you drink your fill!

    the chart
    sabrinahudakdesigns / Etsy

    Sabrinahudakdesigns is a small biz that creates digital downloads you can print right at home.

    Get the digital file from sabrinahudakdesigns on Etsy for $4.21.

    8. An under-the-sink water filtration system so you can enjoy a glass of pure fresh water straight from the tap without worrying about what the heck's in it. This'll ensure you get your clean water. Fun fact: it's designed to be installed in under three minutes!

    A reviewer photo showing a used filter turned completely brown, and an unused one that's all white

    The above photo shows a used filter (left) vs. an unused one (right) to show how much it's filtering OUT of the water. Horrified yet? Each cartridge lasts for two years! You can get more from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "We have town water. The refrigerator filters are super expensive and weren't cutting it. Every time I put a glass to my mouth, it smelled like a swimming pool. I decided to give this a try. Wow! The chlorine taste is just gone! No more overpriced fridge filters for us. The flow is just amazing! And the water tastes great! Don't waste your money on the expensive, complicated ones. My parents have a name-brand filter. It was expensive, the replacements are expensive, it is a pain to replace, and the flow rate is pathetic! Our water from this filter tastes just as good as theirs at a fraction of the price, plus it's way more convenient, plus the flow rate is way better. Love it! You will too!" —BJ

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    9. A pack of stainless-steel straws because, of course, they're more eco-friendly and you drink faster with a straw. It's also much easier to sip from a straw than put the whole bottle to your mouth so you'll be inclined to drink more.,

    It comes with a cleaning brush too!

    Promising review: "I ordered these to try and cut back on my use of plastic straws. They arrived on time and in great condition. All of the straws are the same size and shape and are made of a sturdy metal. The cleaning tool is very helpful in cleaning the inside of the straw. They do not make your drink taste any different. I would reccomend these to anyone looking for a reusable straw." —Megan

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.89+ (available in three sizes).

    10. A reversible and portable canvas boba tea holder that can also work for water bottles that don't have handles! This way, you have no excuse to leave your water source behind if you're going somewhere and have nowhere to put it. Enter: this!

    Printed canvas holder with an elastic to hold your straw
    DangerInDesign / Etsy

    This has a straw holder too! It also helps with the condensation.

    DangerInDesign is a Philippines-based small biz that makes enamel pins and other cute accessories.

    Get it from DangerInDesign on Etsy for $9 (available in four colors).

    11. An intense COSRX Advanced Snail Mucin Essence with 96% snail secretion filtrate for extreme hydration that'll still be gentle because when you forget to drink enough water, your skin's barrier will be compromised. This helps repair that with replenishing nutrients that help prevent damage and dryness until your skin's elasticity and glow is at its best!,

    Plus, it's great for all skin types.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff, I think I finally found my HG! The texture is amazingly silky and soft, feels great on your skin and absorbs quickly. I've really noticed a difference in the brightness and moisture of my skin." —SusieQ

    Get it from Amazon for $19 or from Ohlolly for $21.

    *Ohlolly is an Asian woman-owned small biz based in California. It's founded by two sisters who are on a mission to curate the finest in Korean skincare and bring authentic K-beauty to the masses. They're also committed to seeking out natural, plant-based products with unique ingredients that are hard to find anywhere else.

    12. A pack of super cute tracker stickers so you can feel accomplished when you check off each cup you've drunk.

    the sticker on the planner
    aHappyBlueTree / Etsy

    aHappyBlueTree is a California-based small business that makes original hand-drawn planner stickers.

    Get the stickers (eight per sheet) from aHappyBlueTree on Etsy for $3.95.

    13. A glass infusion pitcher because some fruit-flavored water will def do the trick if regular water doesn't cut it.

    the pitcher with watermelon

    This pitcher is made from borosilicate glass, which can withstand temperatures from 0 degrees to 300 degrees F. It's also dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Such a perfect little infuser! It’s glass, which I love, and the quality is really great! Easy to use, too! Definitely encouraging me to drink more water!" —Courtney Gleeson

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    14. A water bottle with a built-in filter so you won't have the excuse of "purified water is not available!" whenever you go on hikes and camping trips. Stay hydrated!

    the bottle
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    Promising review: "I originally bought this water bottle as a means to reduce waste, save money, and drink more water while traveling on airplanes. What a great investment! In the first couple flights I took, the bottle paid for itself. Since then, I've used it for daily use and hiking. It's great that I can fill up at a faucet or dip my bottle into a stream (!) and know that my water is safe to drink. It's an incredibly empowering feeling for this active person looking to stay hydrated!" —Simon Sayz

    Get it from Amazon for $35.36 (available in two sizes and a variety of colors).

    15. A smart bottle attachment so you'll even have technology badgering you to drink properly. This tracks when you take a sip and blinks to alert you before dehydration gets you!

    the bottle

    The elastic band allows you to attach it to basically any bottle.

    Promising review: "Easy to use. Perfect for my desk at work. It reminds my to drink every 30 minutes, which is very helpful when I get busy and distracted. No obnoxious noises to bother coworkers. I think the price is a good value, considering the benefits of drinking more water." —SZEBRA

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in six colors/designs).

    16. An adorable bulb-shaped bottle with a neoprene sleeve to shake things up (plain water bottles are so last year) and adorably encourage you to reach for it and take a sip!


    The word on your cup might be random, but it will be either "warm," "idea," "hope," or "dream." The cups are made of borosilicate glass that is thermal shock-resistant, strong, and durable. These are perfect for both hot and cold drinks and great for toting along on the go!

    Promising review: "It is so cute I get complimented on it everywhere I go. Comes with a sleeve that works very well when you have cold drinks in the bottle; it catches condensation, and stops hot drinks from burning my hand. Very thick glass and nice plastic lid." —Erika

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    17. A cute and encouraging daily planner to keep yourself on track for everything you need to do throughout the day — including drink water!

    A blank page of the planner

    Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

    Promising review: "Super cute and helpful. Exactly what I needed to help me stay on track with working at home during this quarantine." —Arline

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    18. A nourishing face mist to refresh your dehydrated skin during those midday slumps. With its balancing blend of nutrients, including licorice, bamboo water, and hyaluronic acid, it brightens, soothes, *and* gives dry, dull skin a dose of moisture from the outside!

    the bottle
    Soko Glam

    This spray is so versatile. You can use it as a setting spray, essence, toner. Try mixing it with your daytime or nighttime moisturizer for added hydration, or spray it on your body! Due to its hydrating ingredients, skin won't feel tight after using. Licorice and hyaluronic acid brighten, bamboo water locks in moisture, and centella asiatica leaf soothes your skin.

    Promising review: "Extremely brightening and hydrating. Absorbs quickly without being sticky or oily and is a great midday boost for tired skin." —David

    Get it from Soko Glam for $24.

    19. A water tumbler with colorful rubber bands that make it fun to help you keep track of your water intake!

    BuzzFeed Editor Sam Wieder holding the water bottle with the various colored rubber bands on it
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    My BuzzFeed colleague loves this! Here's what she says about it:

    "I own this wonderful water bottle, and I swear it's the only reason I'm good at keeping up with my water intake now. It comes with eight colorful rubber bands, and each time I finish the bottle, I take a rubber band off and wear it on my wrist. It's actually so rewarding getting to take a band off, and even more rewarding once you take the last band off. I've tried setting alarms on my phone, buying bigger water bottles, using the Plant Nanny app — this is the only thing that has worked for me."Sam Wieder

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors).

    20. A SodaStream Fizzi because hey, maybe you'll be convinced to drink more when the water's all bubbly!

    the machine
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    This kit contains a sparkling water maker, a 60-liter CO2 cylinder, and a one-liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle.

    Promising review: "My husband and I love SodaStream! We usually drink water at work (so we are not sitting on our desks until lunch break or until work ends) but hardly when we are at home. After getting SodaStream, we both ended up drinking 2 liters a day working from home now. We love it!" —10zin

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in two colors and three styles).

    21. An easy-to-install faucet water filter to help your tap water taste better and fresher so you'll actually start going to fill up your glass more.

    the filter attached

    Promising review: "The filter was installed in two minutes (without tools) and tap water that was foul with chemicals now has no taste at all (like water should). As an A/B test, before installation, I poured a glass of unfiltered water and set it aside. Seven minutes later, the filter was installed and sufficiently flushed so I poured a glass of filtered water. I tried the unfiltered glass and it tasted (and smelled) almost as bad as water from a public pool. On the other hand, the second glass contained odorless, clear, and tasteless tap water. I'm on my second six-ounce glass of filtered water right now and I will no longer have an aversion to drinking the local tap water. It makes a BIG difference!" —J. Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $41.98.

    22. A pack of electrolyte tablets that'll make your sports drink even tastier to drink after you're done sweating!

    the tablet in a glass

    Promising review: "I've been using Nuun as a sports drink for many years. It does a great job of keeping electrolyte levels high without sugar or artificial sweeteners like the more commonly available electrolyte drinks. Have tried almost all the flavors and like Tropical the best. Drink this instead of Gatorade or Powerade. Your body will thank you." —Lynn

    Get a four pack (40 servings) from Amazon for $24.82.

    23. These coconut-flavored infusion drops that'll make your water taste oh-so-sweet and will help you be more excited about actually drinking it.

    the bottle of drops with a water bottle

    Promising review: "I never drank enough water a day until I purchased this product. I love the taste of it, and I am able to drink more water after I put a few droppers of the product into my filtered water. It is also easy to take with you to add to bottled water on the go." —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in a variety of flavors).

    24. An insulated 2-in-1 water bottle that offers both sustainability and versatility because it comes with a detachable travel cup you can use for coffee, tea, or just to share with someone else! Your beverage will be kept hot or cold for hours too. Goodbye, terrible plastic water bottles!

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    The stainless steel bottle holds 22 ounces and the cup holds 16 ounces.

    Promising review: "Heavier than my Hydro Flask but I’ve found that having that convenient screw on nesting cup makes this my constant go-to. Either at work or home, I carry this with me everywhere and the one nesting cup has replaced all my coffee mugs and glasses." —mr. e

    Get it from Amazon for $39.17+ (available in four colors).

    25. A 12-pack of naturally flavored water infused with watermelon to inspire you to hydrate yourself and keep coming back for more!

    model drinking a bottle
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    Promising review: "I don't know how they do it! I'm still amazed that something so pure, aside from plain water, can taste this good! Hint has managed to take water and enhance it without any added junk (sweeteners, preservatives, etc.). Of course, I drank water prior to finding Hint, but I also admit to loving my caffeine and other flavored drinks. Although I want to be healthy, I also like having a little flavor and Hint water lets me do just that! In my opinion, they're good at both room temperature and chilled, but I prefer it cold as the flavor seems brighter (a bit more pronounced). I would not describe it as sweet like a beverage that has a sweetener in it, but it's definitely has a sweet natural flavor to it. I have two cases of the watermelon and I still run out sometimes. Whatever you do, definitely give it a try!" —Veroandi

    Get a 12-pack (watermelon flavor) from Amazon for $14.76 (available in six flavors and variety packs).

    I hope this has inspired you to stay more hydrated! 💦

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