OK, OK, OK, we need ( need, need NEED ) to talk about deodorant.
It’s something we’ve never discussed on The Skinny Confidential.
Here’s why: I don’t know shit about deodorant.
I do know, that there is aluminum in deodorant used by women all the time. GROSS.
LOL. Basically it went like this:
us in Cabo stating on his Snapchat that I ‘forgot’ deodorant again. He doesn’t look shocked. Because I always ‘forget it.’
him staring closely into the camera, under the sheet, seriously looking like the main character in The Blair Witch Project, giving an Academy Awards ‘thank you’ speech to TSC readers who oh-so-sweetly ( seriously, thank you ) private Snapped me their favorite organic deodorants.
us walking after a day of brunch ( …it was hot out, guys ) & me putting my arms around him attempting to do a romantic, cutesy Snapchat…when he says: “looks like you ‘forgot’ the deodorant again.” To which I reply: “EW, babe- I hate chemicals!”
OK, sooooo here’s the thing: YES, I hate chemicals but that’s life & they’re in everything. If I can avoid them, TALKING TO YOU CARRAGEENAN-FILLED ALMOND MILK, I will. But some things I just can’t compromise on. For instance, I’m obsessed with Cheez-It’s, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ( OBSESSED ), sunscreen, & protein In & Out Burgers. So if anyone is confused, I do use chemicals ( I think practically everyone does in some way ) but I try to stay away from the ones that don’t make sense to me ( AKA I buy organic, opt for organic house products like apple cider vinegar, & always remove my makeup with raw avocado or grapeseed oil ).
Life is a balancing act & I do the best I can. I do what works for ME. Do what works for YOU, always.
Because I’m certainly not perfect, don’t pretend to be, & don’t want to be. BORE.
I have a weird thing going on.
Deodorant gives me the hibbie jibbies.
Am I the only person on earth who feels like this?
HELLO? Anyone out there?
Actually, I’m not. Kourtney Kardashian agrees— she doesn’t wear it either, so maybe I’m not a total weirdo?
There’s something creepy about putting something in your arm pit SO close to your boobs & lymph nodes. I just don’t like it. Aluminum in deodorant is not for me.
Everyone is going to tell me to wear organic deodorant.
Nothing works. For me, at least.
Like I’m still sweaty. Not like dripping, but a little, you know?
Maybe you’re like a superstar who doesn’t really sweat & smells like a fresh periwinkle tulip ( lucky B ).
For years I’ve gotten e-mails asking “Lauryn, what deodorant do you use?”
EER, UM, WELL………..
Technically if I really have to use it, I use Dove ( green cap only, what up ). My friend, Jen, did some research because organic deodorants make her sweat as well, and this one had the LEAST aluminum in it.
( Sorry babe. I know, you’ve had to endure this horrid truth for the last 6 years & I feel very bad for you ).
SO. Since the Snapchat stories came out, I have gotten 300-ish Snaps recommending deodorants. Instead of trying them all, I decided I’d turn to the people who always give me just insane advice…YOU ( I mean have you seen the latest TSC Instagram on get well soon tips? LIKE GAH, you guys are good. I’ve tried 4 of them today & I’m slowly feeling better ).
The Skinny Confidential is a compilation of my tips, tricks, professional advice, every day women, doctor recommendations, wellness gurus, supermodels, actresses, beauty experts, magazine clippings, online research, books…but it’s also your recommendations too.
Seriously. I’m not just saying that. Really, I don’t think you guys know how many products you’ve turned ME on to.
So on that note, today I’m not giving advice, I’m asking for it.
Throw all your organic, non-aluminum deodorant recommendations ( I need a STRONG one apparently according to Michael ) out there along with any facts. According to many sources aluminum in deodorant is the DEVIL so I’m open to anything & everything.
Ready, set, GO.
Sick & totally sweating from bed, lauryn x