Bridal beauty isn't just about makeup must-haves and luxury perfumes. We're here to share advice for both the glamorous moments and the more personal matters. Like, what happens if you get your period on your wedding day? How do you choose a wedding-day sunscreen? And, which deodorants and antiperspirants keep you sweat-free and smelling fresh?
You may be thinking, “Can't I just wear my usual deodorant?” Well, yes, absolutely you can! Especially if you've found the one that truly stops you from sweating down the sides of your favorite dress. However, this curated list and advice is aimed to give brides extra protection beyond their usual daily wear. The unfortunate truth is you could be a bit sweatier on your wedding day. Consider the getting ready nerves, hot curlers heating your head, carrying wedding decor, moving from venue to venue…from the very start you'll likely have a bit of physical and mental perspiration!
But, even if you don't have to lift a finger on your wedding day (we hope that for you), it can't hurt to have the best deodorant in the game on your team. This is why we've come up with the list of best deodorants for your wedding day, bride and bridesmaid approved.
Editor Christina's Tip: Just like your hair and makeup trial, do a deodorant test run. Your wedding day isn’t the time to try a new deodorant. So, buy one and bring it with you to your bachelorette or other activities in the weeks beforehand. This way you'll know which works best for your own sweat and skin.
Editor Claire Eliza's Tip: Did you know underarm stains are more often created by your deodorant versus sweat itself? Make sure that the deodorant you've applied is completely dry before putting on your wedding gown. Blot your deodorant (just like your lipstick) to ensure it's matte and ready.
Best Feeling Deoderant
Using luscious coconut oil and shea butter, Native's natural deodorant leaves your underarm feeling silky smooth and dry all day long. You can choose from a huge variety of scents or go unscented. We recommend our favorite fragrance, Jasmine and Cedar.
Best Deodorant for Dancing
With 24 Hours in the name, Weleda's deodorant spray promises to keep sweat and body odor at bay from getting ready to your “I do”s all the way through to your reception's raucus dance party.
Best Smelling Deodorant
Maison Louis Marie No.04 Bois de Balincourt Deoderant
A companion to their fragrance of the same name, boutique perfumery Maison Louis Marie makes the most wonderful smelling wedding-day deodorant. A natural and clean deodorant, treat your underarms with scents of sandalwood, vetiver and amber wood.
Best Deodorant for Sensitive Skin
Routine Baking Soda Free Cream Deodorant
If you have sensitive skin, shop for a deodorant sans baking soda. Routine makes two baking soda-free cream deodorants to prevent rashes and breakouts. So, your arms will be photo-ready when you put your hands in the air like you just don't care.
Best Brightening Deodorant
Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant
Further assisting sensitive-skin problems, Kosas' baking soda-free Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant works double time. While fighting BO, the serum visibly brightens the dark underarm area and helps with in-grown hairs. So, we suggest you start using this ASAP to treat your arms leading up to your wedding day.
Best Cooling Deodorant
Ursa Major Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant
We want you to look hot, not feel hot. Usra Major's Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant is crisp, clean and naturally cooling. A cool, tingling sensation lasts beyond the application, keeping you comfortable on the hottest wedding day.
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