Six tips for healthy winter skin.
Can you feel it coming...? The tightness in your face as the effects of winter start to take hold? We have six tips to help your skin stay well-nourished to hold onto moisture this winter. Save this for later!
First, the science! In winter humidity levels drop, which makes the air colder and dryer, in this environment the moisture on your skin evaporates quicker, leading to dryness.
Skin health starts within so check your winter diet and increase good fats, think pumpkin seeds, avocados and olive oil. Supplements like MSM, Silica, Vitamins A,C & E & Omega Oils (marine sourced) can also give skin a boost. We know it's obvious to say drink lots of water but if cold drinks in winter leave you with a chill then swap for herbals teas including nettle & dandelion.
We know the temptations of overindulging in the colder months, especially over Christmas, and we're not telling you to give them up but just try to avoid putting too much into your body that will dry your skin, like caffeine and alcohol.
What you put on your skin is key to its health and one of the easiest changes to make is using natural skincare products free from irritants that strip your skin of natural oils. Avoid skincare containing sulphates, petroleum or fragrance.
Protect your skin from the cold air when you're outside by using a good moisturiser and wrapping up warm. Natural products like shea butter & Weleda's Skinfood are popular choices.
Exfoliate! But use it sparingly to avoid irritating the skin on your face. Be careful if you have very sensitive skin, eczema or rosacea. If exfoliating isn’t for you, use a wash cloth to apply gentle pressure to your face.
Think about your environment inside as well as out. Avoid having inside temperatures too high to stop drying out your skin and if possible use a humidifier at home. Other ways to increase moisture in the air include - more houseplants, drying your clothes inside or putting some water near a heat source - anything that makes water evaporate slowly into the air.
If your skin really suffers in the winter then pop in to see us and we’ll share some great products with you to support you through the cold. ... See moreSee less
N E W P R O D U C T !
We are now stocking Terranova's new range of fermented supplements.
But what is fermentation and how does it benefit you?
Fermentation is the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms. You'll already know of some fermented foods, such as sourdough bread, kimchi, kefir and miso. This process has been used for thousands of years and can work to preserve foods, improve their taste and texture, and also increase digestibility and nutritional profile.
Recent research has shown that there are amazing health benefits to be gained from this food processing technique and Terranova are working with Fermedics to provide products which, 'unlock the potent healing and nourishing properties of plants and wholefoods in a way that the body is often incapable of achieving on its own.'.
Terranova products are proving really popular at Tullivers with their holistic approach to health and wellbeing along with the purity of their products. Another thing we love is all of their products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and as if that wasn't enough their distributer is Yorkshire based too!
Come in to see our selection or to speak to one of the team about these amazing new products and which will benefit you best. ... See moreSee less
Are you ready for the countdown? ⏰
It might not be time to rock around the Christmas tree just yet but we have treats in store to set you up for December, starting with advent calendars!
We have delicious chocolate calendars for you from both Divine and Montezuma's, including the Absolute Dark, Montezuma's popular 100% dark chocolate calendar! 😋
And if chocolate isn't your thing (we know you're out there!) then we have tea calendars from Pukka, Clipper and Yogi too. These offer a tasty alternative to the chocolate calendars and with a different tea for every day of advent you'll still get your daily treat! 🫖
Our advent calendars always prove really popular so don't delay, pop in so you'll be ready when the countdown begins! 🎉 ... See moreSee less
You need to know this 👇
It's ok to be stressed.
In our modern life admitting to being stressed can feel like failing, that not being able to juggle everything means you can’t cope.
But stress is the reaction to feeling under pressure - it's your body's way of protecting you - and by tuning into this you can learn how to deal with it.
Stress manifests itself in everyone differently so it's good to understand how YOU react - do you recognise any of these symptoms?
If so, you’re not alone – a UK stress survey showed 74% of people said stress had made them feel overwhelmed.
At Tullivers we believe in a holistic approach, looking at symptoms together rather than in isolation, so we can find the best way to support you. Here are some methods we share with customers that you can use:
Inhale deeply into the belly for 4 seconds, hold for 7 and breathe out counting to 8. This method is used in pranayama (the practice of breath control in yoga).
Did you know just seeing nature scenes can reduce stress? Being in nature decreases blood pressure, tension and the production of stress hormones. You don't have to be active, sit in a park for 10 minutes to feel the benefits.
Essential oils harness the power of aroma and for stress we recommend lavender and vetiver - dilute in your bath or a massage oil and relax.
Improve your sleep by getting outside during the day, avoiding caffeine or alcohol close to bedtime and going to bed at a similar time. We understand that sleep can still be hard to come by so if you are awake then still rest so your body can relax.
Supplements are an excellent accompanying treatment and we find adaptogenic herbs including Ashwagandha and Rhodiola particularly beneficial. We also recommend calming herbs, chamomile, valerian and passionflower served as teas or tinctures.
The key to meditation is to start small, this skill comes with practice. Don't try too hard to clear your head, your mind may drift but remember, you don't have to give thoughts value, just let them go. Regular practice will help you improve.
If you feel stressed save this post or pop in to chat about how we can help you maintain your calm. ... See moreSee less
It's not 'just' a cold.
Are you quick to brush off your cold as the sniffles or by telling everyone, 'oh, it's nothing'?
Do you keep carrying on despite the fact you actually feel really run down and tired?
This year with cold and flu cases back on the rise you may have been experiencing what's being described as the 'worst cold ever' with particularly harsh symptoms. It can be a shock to the system as we may have avoided the more common coughs and colds as we mixed less last year.
At Tullivers we stock a range of products to help with your cold and flu symptoms including Echinaforce® drops & tablets from A.Vogel. It's their number one remedy for fighting the symptoms of colds and flu and supporting your immune system too. If you start taking Echinaforce® at the first sign of a cold, this natural herbal hero can help to lessen the worst of the feelings we associate with these viruses, and if you use it alongside some self-care such as early nights and as much rest as you can manage then you'll get you back to your everyday self in no time!
Pop into the shop to see the range we carry or to speak to one of the team who will give you all the top tips for staying healthy this winter.
Let us know in the comments if you have a go to remedy for colds. Whether it's a hot toddy or onions in your bedsocks (it's a thing - go and look it up!) we want to hear it! ... See moreSee less
Indy Health Week starts today! 🎉
Indy Health Week is a week long campaign run in partnership with @viridiannutrition to celebrate independent health stores across the UK.
It highlights how health stores, just like us here at Tullivers, bring value to our communities.
❤ We support our community by providing you with health advice, promoting self-care to reduce illness as well as advising on positive life choices through healthy living.
❤ We help protect the NHS by offering a first line for you to get practical advice on a range of conditions like sleep issues, digestive disorders, stress, immune health and much more.
❤ We promote healthy choices by providing you with a range of health food, wholefoods, free-from and vegan products.
❤ We also believe in providing products using natural ingredients, that are cruelty free and reduce waste.
As part of the campaign Viridian have supplied us with their amazing Indy Health Week packs worth £20 each, which include the following:
🌱The Foundations of Nutrition book
🌱Multivitamin 7 caps
🌱Friendly bacteria 7 caps
🌱Omega oil 50ml
To claim your pack you MUST download the voucher from the Indy Health Week website (www.indyhealthweek.com) and bring it into the shop. We cannot provide a pack without a voucher and the offer is on a first come first served basis while stocks last.
So come into the shop to see us during Indy Health Week to find out how we can support you in achieving and maintaining your health and wellness. ... See moreSee less
Let’s talk about cake… 😋
It’s that time of year when you might be turning your thoughts to all the delicious baking you can begin for Christmas and we are now stocked with all the ingredients you need to whip up all your perfect festive treats.
From golden sultanas to whole lemon peel, ground almonds to organic golden caster sugar and all the coloured glacè cherries you can imagine! 🍒
It might still seem a little early but one of the benefits of starting your Christmas cake making now is the time you will have to feed it with your favourite tipple! What tops off your Christmas cake – rum, whisky, brandy, fruit juice…? 🥃🍹🧃
Come into the shop from this weekend to see our amazing range and pick up all the essentials you could want to start off your Christmas cake prep, we can help with anything you need and would just LOVE to see you to talk about cake! ❤ ... See moreSee less
This is a love story ❤
Tullivers is owned and run Tracey and Alan Malcolm, partners in business and in life. They have a love for York, a love for health and wellness and a love for, well, each other!
Tracey and Alan took ownership of Tullivers in 2017 along with Alan's sister and brother-in-law, so it really is a family affair! Before this, Alan was the assistant manager at Tullivers and had worked there for 15 years, while Tracey had worked at Tullivers too for a time and also has a background in other wellness and spiritual businesses. Of course neither of them knew when they first worked together that they'd become a married couple with little girl and two cats (there would be more cats if Tracey could get away with it!).
Now they've been running Tullivers for almost 5 years and have truly made it their own. From when Tullivers first opened in 1983 to now Tracey and Alan have expanded to introduce more specialist products as well as more vegan lines, zero-waste options and refills as well as redecorating to reflect their own personality and values, but they still stay true to the roots of the shop and you can buy over 200 different herbs and spices weighed out for as little or as much as you want as well as a range of wholefoods, free-from and organic products.
Tracey and Alan believe that wellness should be available to all and along with their team they want to support you in caring for yourself, your body and your well-being and they stock a range of products to help you. They can also advise you on digestive disorders, joint problems, stress, immune health, menopausal symptoms/hormonal balance, pregnancy, sleep issues and products for babies and children.
So whether you want to start supporting yourself in a more holistic way or just find those products that you simply cannot find in other shops then come in and say hi to Tracey, Alan and the team and they will extend their love to you too! ... See moreSee less
All you connoisseurs of incense will be pleased to know we have expanded our range & provided a dedicated space to browse from.
We have added the glorious Pure Incense to our selection, a temple quality incense, hand rolled with devotion 🙏 ... See moreSee less
Win a £25 York Gift Card to celebrate Buzz About York!! Tune into YorkMix Radio every morning this week at 9am to hear clues as to where Buzz is hiding in York. If you find her, take her to Tullivers to claim your prize!
#buzzaboutyork #beefriendly #beehappy #loveyork #pollinators #pollinatorgarden #wildflowers ... See moreSee less