Skin cancer from working in the sun kills a builder every fortnight.

In fact, construction workers face the highest risk of skin cancer, yet 86% of cases are preventable. That’s why Wickes are giving away free suncream in partnership with the skin cancer charity Skcin.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Yet attitudes to suncream are still stuck in the past – many choose still not to put any on, seeing it as weak, unmanly or simply getting in the way of a tan.

At Wickes, however, we believe in doing things right. And that means taking as much care of yourself as you do with your tools.

Our research shows that workers in construction are less likely to wear suncream, due to misconceptions that it’s not a serious health hazard and that wearing suncream is somehow ‘unmanly’. It’s great to see a large company like Wickes trying to challenge these perceptions and tackle the huge number of preventable deaths that come from skin cancer.

Marie Tudor,
Skcin (Cancer Charity)
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Pots of Suncream

Tradesman's
Suncream

Wickes Tradesman’s Suncream is specially packaged to withstand the rough and tumble of construction, without any of the flowery packaging or smells. We’re also carrying out free UV skin checks across the country (in association with Skcin), and helping to educate tradesmen on how to use suncream correctly to maximise its protection. 

Click on your trade to see how to apply

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Blue Arrow
1

Dip trowel in pot

Box
2

Spread evenly over appropriate
parts of the body

Box
3

Smooth over skin until you've
achieved the perfect finish

Box
1

Add suncream to hawk

Box
2

Add to trowel

Box
3

Apply til nice and smooth

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Pots of Suncream

Tradesman's
Suncream

Wickes Tradesman’s Suncream is specially packaged to withstand the rough and tumble of construction, without any of the flowery packaging or smells. We’re also carrying out free UV skin checks across the country (in association with Skcin), and helping to educate tradesmen on how to use suncream correctly to maximise its protection. 

Click on your trade to see how to apply

1

Dip trowel in pot

Box
2

Spread evenly over appropriate
parts of the body

Box
3

Smooth over skin until you've
achieved the perfect finish

Box
1

Add suncream to hawk

Box
2

Add to trowel

Box
3

Apply til nice and smooth

Box

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