We're often told that the 20s are the best years of our lives. But trying to grapple with the fact that university is over and we have to face the reality of adulthood means that our 20s can end up feeling just like a quarter life crisis.
In fact, according to research carried out by skincare brand Origins, the Millenials – those with birth dates ranging from the 1980s to the early 2000s – are the most stressed-out demographic in history.
Going through such difficult, stressful times – which may lead to partying and escapism – invariably impacts the skin. On top of this, in your early 20s, radiance can be replaced with dullness as pores become enlarged and more visible and skin tone becomes uneven.
Persia and Joey, the founders of Addictive Daughter
So, how do we go about tackling our quarter life crisis? HELLO! Online spoke to Addictive Daughter, a website created by Persia and Joey, two 20-something best friends who experienced their very own quarter life crises and now aim to help other girls get through theirs.
Offering us their top tips for turning your 20s around, they strongly recommend the following:
- Make gratitude a priority. Stop looking up at the people who have more than you and start focusing on the good things you do have in your life. The girls swear by writing down three things every day they are grateful for.
- Move away from 'the drains' – people who leave you empty. Instead, surrounded yourself with 'the radiators', those who fill you with energy.
- Do three things every day that are good for you – whether it be mind, body or soul.
Luckily, as far as our skin is concerned, Origins is on hand to address such quarter life problems.
The skincare giant has created a high-performance solution, Original SkinTM Renewal Serum with Willowherb, to specifically target these concerns – rough texture, enlarged pores, stressed skin, flaws and loss of radiance – in one product.
Developed with an innovative blend of ingredients from nature with immediate and long-term benefits – including Canadian willowherb, chestnut seed extract, Persian silk tree and the Laminaria Saccharina algae – Original SkinTM refines texture, enhancing radiance and glow, shrinking pores, blurring mperfections and restoring overall quality for glowing and smooth skin.
Origins Original SkinTM is £32 and can be purchased from selected department stores and origins.co.uk.