Myths have always been a part of the beauty world. Every generation has gone through their own brand of mythical causes and solutions for beauty problems. Only to have them discounted years later.
Lets take a look at the common misconceptions.
Myth: Applying cream or moisturiser on your body before a bath will help rejuvenate skin.
Fact: Any kind of moisturising cream is better absorbed if it is applied when the skin is slightly damp. Therefore, the best time to apply creams and moisturisers is immediately after a bath. Pat dry the skin and lightly apply a moisturiser all over yourself. Give your body a few minutes to absorb it before you put on your clothes.
Myth: Brushing your hair 100 times every night will keep it glossy and healthy.
Fact: Keeping your hair clean and well conditioned will keep it glossy. You need to wash your hair twice a week and condition it if there is dryness. Comb your hair well with broad rounded teeth comb. Brushing your hair 100 times every night could make it brittle and weak.

Myth: Astringents and toners can close the open pores on your face.
Fact: Pores are more prominent in people with oily complexion. Clogging due to excessive oil causes open pores to persist. This causes the pores to get enlarged and blackheads to form. If the skin is kept free of excessive oil and if blackheads are cleared, the pores will shrink slowly.

Myth: If a grey hair is picked, two will grow in its place.
Fact: If this was true, we would have found a simple solution to balding, just keep plucking out grey hairs and the number of hairs will keep doubling! Pluck out a grey hair and you will have another one growing in its place, just like black hair grows.

Myth: Acne is for adolescents only.                                                                                                    Fact: Acne is much more common than that. Infact almost quarter of patients will continue to have acne in the middle age. Besides acne can also come late in mid thirties which are more resistant to treatment.

Myth: Chocolate makes me break out.
Fact: Nothing you eat causes acne. Some people think that they absorb the oils from greasy or rich foods and somehow secrete them out of their skin glands. Acne is caused when a gland sheds cells that stick together, plug the gland, allowing the bacteria to grown and cause inflammation.
What leads to acne?
High levels of stress--which can make people gravitate to fast and fatty cheeseburgers and milkshakes, hence the connection--and high levels of hormones esp testosterone. Taking steroids or using cheap face creams that block your pores.

Myth: If you have dark skin or already have a tan, you need not use sunscreen
Fact: No, everyone should use a broad spectrum sunscreen all of the time when they are going to be out in the sun. Even people with deeply pigmented skin, who rarely burn, should use sunscreen. So use sunscreen, no matter your race or ethnic origin, or whether or not you already have a tan, because it is a myth that people with dark skin don't need sunscreen.

Myth: If the sunscreen is waterproof or labeled as “all day protection’ or has high SPF, you can apply sunscreen only once.
Fact: No sunscreen is truly waterproof. Instead, they can be water resistant and need to be reapplied every few hours or according to the manufacturer's instructions. And no sunscreen really provides all day protection. Even with an SPF of 50+, you should still reapply it every 2 hours, or sooner if you have been in the water or sweating a lot.

Myth: Using a sunscreen or sunblock does block your body's ability to make Vitamin D from sun exposure.
Fact: While some experts use that fact to recommend unprotected sun exposure, if your child is following nutrition guidelines for drinking milk, then she should be getting enough Vitamin D. And many experts think that the amount of sun exposure needed to get enough Vitamin D is minimal, especially if you have fair skin, and may just equal a few minutes a day.

Myth: Does a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 provide twice the protection as one that has an SPF of 15?
Fact: No, a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 provides protection against 93% of UVB rays, while one with an SPF of 30 provides 97% protection. Keep in mind that a sunscreen with an SPF of 2 only provides 50% protection, so be sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15-30.

Myth: Sunscreen won’t help you after a certain age.
Fact: Sunscreen always helps, no matter how old you are. It’s never too late to start using sunscreen. Besides once you start protecting your skin, it can start repairing itself. But it could take time, depending on the amount of damage already caused by sun exposure.

Myth: If it is cloudy day, you can skip use of sunscreen                                                                       Fact: No, clouds don't block the UV rays that cause sunburn, so you can still get sunburn when it is cloudy outside. Since UV rays can be reflected off of water, sand, snow, and concrete, you can even get sunburn in the shade