Just a few years ago, it was very common for only women to buy beauty products, but recently it has become more acceptable for men to care about their appearance. This is a great step forward for the beauty industry, as now both men and women can buy beauty products or book certain treats and procedures without fear of ridicule. But when it comes to buying a beauty gift, how do you pick out the right present for your nearest and dearest? What do you buy them?
There was once a time when it was relatively difficult to buy a loved one a special beauty gift, but now, with the advent of new technology and better ingredients, more and more products are available to consumers. However, the explosion in popularity of the beauty market has made it much easier for those in the know to choose the right product for them – but if you are unaware or unsure of what to buy, where do you start?
First things first, if you’ve never done this before, then start doing some research; find out what your loved one likes to use and find out where you can buy these products. Then, try to find out if there are any products or even treatments that they have always wanted to use or do, and see if you can get hold of these for them. For example, you could have a friend who’s never had their eyebrows threaded, or a partner that’s always wanted to have a hot stone massage – really listen to them and find out what it is that they want, and where they can get that.
Another piece of research that is very important, is finding out if they are allergic to any common ingredients in beauty products, such as products used in perfume, make up, moisturiser, cleanser or toner. Finding this piece of information out early will help narrow your search, and also ensure that you don’t cause any adverse allergic reactions by accident. Additionally, find out what scents they enjoy smelling, so for example, get them products with sandalwood in them if they love the scent of sandalwood, but avoid lavender products if they hate the smell of lavender, you will buy them a product that they love rather than utterly despise.
For certain products, you will have to find out where you can buy these. The answer to this question could be very simple; you could get them at the local pharmacy or drug store. However, the products they use could be more exclusive, and could only be available from certain salons, spas and websites. If the product is available through a spa, you could even see about buying them vouchers for a beauty treatment that they’ve always wanted to do, or find out if they sell do-it-yourself kits, such as a hot stone massage kit, so that you and your loved one can try out the treatment in your own home.
Remember, buying a beauty product for a loved one, whether they’re a man or a woman, doesn’t have top be hard, you just need to know where to start, and then move on from there.