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The importance of sun protection for men and women

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By Jill O'Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a measure of how well protected the skin is from UV rays every day of the year not just summer months.

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The main propose of sunscreen is to protect you from UVA and UVB rays, but also from IR, infrared radiation.

This comes from computer screens and phones, amongst other things, and I'm mentioning these as we use them everyday. If you spend money on face creams and having facials, you will understand that to get the full package/results, just how important it is to wear sunscreen. Don't panic, it's never too late to start.

Everyone is on a mission for younger, healthier, glowing skin, male and female. It stands to reason that you must wear SPF. Sun can damage the skin's lower levels if burnt; think of it like a hot water burn. The skin has to work on repairing the damage, instead of maintaining anti-ageing and optimum hydration levels. It takes time to get the right hydration levels back after sunburn as this can cause irreversible skin damage such as early ageing and worst of all, skin cancer.

UVC rays are the most dangerous to us, but natural UVC never gets through the ozone layer, thankfully. UVB rays penetrate the outside layer of our skin, but UVA rays have the potential to penetrate multiple layers.

I am asked all the time about the car widow when driving, can the sun get in? Yes, contrary to popular belief, you should wear sunscreen inside as well as outside especially if you are farming or driving for a living. Truck/taxi drivers have said they feel their skin nearest the window has aged or is much drier than the other side as UV rays can penetrate through glass and reach your skin.

The best way to make sure your skin is protected from the sun 24/7 is to put on sunscreen everyday. To make sure that your skin is protected throughout the day reapply it every two hours. The reason is that all humans sweat. All humans have dirt on their faces and this can dilute the SPF that you apply. If you wear sunscreen all the time your skin will be safe.

Always use a separate sunscreen to your moisturiser or make-up as this is the only way you can be sure that you have the correct amount of SPF on.

If you have any beauty questions call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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