When people think of anxiety, they often think of a mental health condition that invokes feelings of fear, worry, nervousness, and concern. And while it’s correct that the issue starts in the brain, it’s also little known that anxiety has physical manifestations.
Here are three common physical symptoms caused by anxiety:
1. Chest Pain and Heart Palpitations – The Fake Heart Attack
While chest pain and heart palpitations are symptoms associated with cardiac failure, they are also signs of a full-blown panic attack. When people are anxious, their heart works at a rapid rate to pump more blood around the body to prepare it for flight or fight. This also leads to hyperventilation, meaning blood vessels start to contract which leads to chest pain.
2. Limb and Muscle Pain – Tension Can Cause More Than Discomfort
There are numerous ways anxiety can affect the arms and legs. For example, similarly to chest pains, the intake of large amounts of oxygen can lead to a sensation of pain in the muscles. Stress can also cause tension in the muscles, which can cause them to hurt or ache. This is quite common for professionals working in a high-stress environment. Finally, when feeling anxious, people often neglect their well-being, meaning they stop hydrating, exercising, and eating healthy, which causes an unpleasant feeling in the limbs.
3. Inability to Sleep – Anxiety Can Keep People Up at Night
The build-up of tension and stress can make sleeping an impossible task. Continuous worry and fear can prevent people from switching off, which can lead to a number of health complications. Meditation is an effective way to reduce tension and stress to help the body drift into sleep.
These are only three physical symptoms of anxiety, others being headaches, dizziness, temperature fluctuations, skin numbness, exhaustion, shortness of breath, etc. These are indicators that shouldn’t be ignored because they can be the prelude to upcoming complications.
Get Rid of Tired Skin Along With Those Dark and Puffy Eyes
Looking wide awake and well-rested is easier said than done. Not everyone has time for eight hours of sleep each night, but that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Waking up in the morning and taking a look in the mirror only to discover that you have puffy eyes and tired skin isn’t so flattering. However, helping your skin glow and look refreshed can help your overall appearance.
When it comes to makeup, putting on a little can go a long way. Less is more. Too much concealer or coverage can actually draw more attention to those areas.
Refresh Your Tired Skin
- Start with a gentle scrub as opposed to your daily cleanser. The physical sensation and act of buffing your skin can help to wake up your sense and take off some of those dead skin cells. In turn, this will provide you with an automatic healthy glow.
- Depuff with serum while lightly massaging it into your face. Put some serum on your fingertips and press your fingers between your eyebrows while massaging upwards to your forehead. Do the same thing in the center of your face and out to your cheekbones and to your ears. Go down a bit more and do the same to your jawline. This can help flush some of the excess fluid and decrease puffiness.
- Enhance your look by applying a tinted moisturizer instead of concealer for a more glowy look.
Get Rid of Your Puffy Eyes
- Soothe your eyes by freezing four metal spoons for 15 minutes and placing them on your eyes until the metal warms up. The coolness from the metal will help de-puff the eyes.
- Conceal the dark circles and puffiness with some concealer after applying your tinted moisturizer. Using a single shade lighter than your skin tone can do wonders and make your eyes appear brighter.
- Use highlighter in the corner of your eyes to brighten them up and apply mascara — a blue shade of mascara is known to brighten them best.