Welcome to Grooming Journals, where we talk to men across the country about one of their most intimate daily investments: Grooming.
This week, Brendan Fallis shares his essential personal care regimen. The 40-year-old creative entrepreneur and husband to fellow social media star Hannah Bronfman is one of the most sought-after DJs in the world, and keeping up his appearance is a key to growing his online following (with more than 131 thousand followers and counting). Adding another feather to his cap, Fallis will serve as a panelist for our annual Grooming Awards, which will launch on April 27. Read on to learn more about his grooming routine.
Occupation: DJ and Influencer
Location: New York City
Hobbies: Music, Snowboarding, tennis, traveling, cooking, and home improvement.
Skin Type: Normal to Dry
Hair Type: Thin
In terms of grooming trends, I’d describe myself as a generalist who’s passionate about the space, but I’m not trying to push the envelope. That being said, I’m constantly trying a bunch of new products and understanding the best practices.
Since sheltering at home for the past year, I’ve learned to take time with my grooming regimen. I used to rush through everything and now I’m taking my time, applying all I need and really seeing the benefit. I’ve added a concentrate into my routine and been really seeing the difference. Also using a body exfoliant scrub has been a game changer. Just elevating my products from a quality standpoint and sticking to a routine has been the key.
As a new father, I seem to lack the sleep I had, so I’m more concerned with my bedtime routine now than I was before. I like to ensure that my skin will be taken care of while I sleep whereas before, I didn’t care quite so much. I’ve researched products to help me get the most out of the time I have.
Much like working out, I stick to a daily grooming routine to feel good, but to also have a long-term successful face and body. It all comes hand in hand: Your grooming regimen comes along with your workout and diet, and it’s all-encompassing. So I look at it as if you’re trying to keep your insides healthy by eating well, you should be doing the same on an exterior level and trying to do everything you can to alleviate the stresses of aging, and it’s just a full package.
Soap: Nécessaire Body Wash
My grooming routine starts during my morning shower. When it comes to body washes, I’m a big proponent of using whatever my wife is using, and right now we love Nécessaire’s Sandalwood Body Wash because it smells so good.
Face Wash: Jaxon Lane Shake and Wake
I love how refreshing this face wash is to use in the morning. Not only leaving your skin feeling clean, but the pineapple and papaya extract give it a nice uplifting feeling.
Moisturizer: Jaxon Lane Rain or Shine
I first got into moisturizers and sunscreens when I took up skiing in my 20s, and I needed something to protect my skin from the elements. Right now, I’m using Jaxon Lane’s moisturizer since it’s hydrating and also contains SPF.
Deodorant: Hawthorne Natural Deodorant
I love to have a clear stick that smells as well as it works.
Body Lotion: Nécessaire Body Lotion
I rarely use fragrance. I took a non-verbal communication class in college, where I learned that a big part of our attraction to our partner is because of their natural scent. So I try to keep my products non-scented, which is why I like this fragrance-free lotion from Nécessaire.
Hair Product: STMNT Wax Powder
I wasn’t aware that wax powder was a thing, but now that I’m in the know, I’m obsessed!
Body and Beard Trimmer: Wahl Peanut Cordless Clipper
Admittedly, I haven’t shaved with a blade in over a decade. I shave my face about once a week before showering, and I like these peanut clippers because they’re battery-operated (great for traveling), and they cut pretty closely, too. They’re also perfect for manscaping. Just choose a clipper setting and go to town.
Night Cream: Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow
I use the same cleanser at night, but afterwards, I like to put on this night cream by Ole Henriksen before going to bed.
Serum: Dr. Barbara Sturm Night Serum
A small amount goes such a long way and gets to work while you sleep leaving you looking like you lost a year of wear and tear when you wake up.
Serum: La Mer The Concentrate
This product was so heavily researched to work correctly and it really feels like it. Put on after your serum and before moisturizer and let it sink in and wow!
Eye Cream: One Ocean Eye Revival Marine Cream
I don’t like eye creams that feel overly cooling since the fumes can be a bit much. I like this one from One Ocean because it gives you a chill, glowing feeling and it feels like your under-eyes are being replenished.
Face Mask: Loops Night Shift Mask
I love a good face mask. Every guy should be using one. Right now I’m using Loops, a rosemary-infused mask that doesn’t stick to your stubble, which is great for guys growing out their facial hair right now.
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