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Who spends more for Valentine’s Day: men or women? Read here

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As Valentine’s Day is near we can see people buying gifts for their loved ones . A survey in this regard stated that men tend to spend far more on this occasion than women . Why ? What is the reason behind this ? 

An Indian gifting portal conducted the online suvey with 3000 respondents across different age groups (18 to 45 years) from metropolitan cities to decode the country’s passion for Valentine’s Day, which falls on February 14.

The survey shines the light on the ideas, behaviour and gifting patterns that are expected this Valentine’s Day.

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Almost 68 percent of respondents stated their intent to celebrate Valentine’s Day in some manner, with 37 percent planning time with their Valentine alone, 22 percent with their friends, and 8 percent looking forward to their first date this Valentine’s.

While V-Day is seemingly more popular amongst women, the survey reveals that on an average, men plan to spend over Rs.740 on gifts which is higher than women who are looking at an average gift spend of Rs.670 this Valentine’s.

Also, there’s a large variation between the preferred gifts for men and women.

Most men plan to play safe with flowers (42 percent) or chocolates (27 percent) but a significant number (17 percent) are getting more adventurous, and plan to gift something naughty.

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The top three gifts in the women’s list for their Valentines are gadgets (34 percent), perfumes (19 percent) or accessories (16 percent). Interestingly, naughty gifts are still fairly low in the list of gifts to give, for women.

As many as 41 percent of men, and 30 percent of women intend to send their V-Day gifts through online shopping sites or apps.

Whatever it may be, a Valentine ‘s Day gift is expected, with one in seven women saying they would even break their relationship if they do not receive a Valentine’s gift this year, as per the survey.

Also, it is rather motivating for married women to note that 41 percent of married men pre-plan for Valentine’s Day as compared to 31 percent unmarried men who prepare in advance for their girlfriends.

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Ashish Chandani, chief operating officer and co-founder, Giftease.com, said Valentine’s Day is among the largest peaks for the brand in terms of traffic and sales.

“Valentinea¿s Day celebrations are no longer just a metro phenomenon, it has taken root even in the tier-II and tier-III towns. While flowers and chocolates have been all-time favourites, the largest growth is in the customised gifts and naughty gifts categories.”A
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Some other findings from the survey: 42 percent females feel Valentine’s is over-hyped, compared to 47 percent males – but many will still celebrate; 15 percent respondents feel Valentine’s should be a national holiday; and 29 percent of men, and 31% of women, have changed their Valentine at least once in the last five years.

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Holi colours can damage your skin, hair; here are some tips to take care!

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New Delhi: Holi colours can damage your skin and leave your hair lifeless for days. Use a good moisturizing face wash on your face after playing Holi and apply a clarifying shampoo to rinse colour from hair, say experts.

 

 

Aneesh Sheth’s CEO, Dr Sheth’s and Madhavi Irani, Chief Officer, Content, Nykaa.com, an online all brand make-up store — have listed out ways to take care of your hair and skin after playing Holi.

 

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* Use a good moisturizing face wash on your face after playing Holi. The colours can be very drying and using soap or harsh facewash can irritate the skin further.

 

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* After deep cleansing, apply a soothing anti-oxidant cream which contains Vitamin E that works to repair and hydrate the skin to keep it soft and supple all day long.

 

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* For a home remedy, mix yoghurt and honey with some rose water and apply it as a mask. This will calm and nourish the skin that has been damaged.

 

How to take care of skin and hair post Holi as festival colours are dangerous!

 

* Use a clarifying shampoo to rinse colour from hair. After using shampoo, apply conditioner on the lengths of hair. Leave on for a couple of minutes and rinse with cold water. Use colour protect conditioner for colour treated hair.

 

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* After your shower, don’t forget to apply a nourishing body lotion and face moisturiser as the skin tends to become dry due to excess colour and sun exposure. Applying a good moisturizing cream after your bath will also help restore your skin’s lipid balance and soothe irritated skin.

 

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* All that scrubbing can leave your facial skin dry and inflamed. Choose a light face oil, that works best for your skin type, on thoroughly cleansed skin to soothe and hydrate it.

 

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* A simple home remedy to fade stubborn colour that simply won’t wash off: Make a mixture of gram flour, sweet almond oil and milk cream in rose water. Apply the paste on the areas where the colour has settled. Let the paste dry on the skin and rub it in circular gently to remove it.

 

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