Ep371: Nurturing Self-Care and a Life of Core Values with Beauty Industry Veteran Sydney Dake
September 18, 2023
Have you ever felt like you’re racing for life? Sometimes, it becomes a game of numbers. We tally our years, success, and wealth as if it were a competition. Expectations and commitments can stretch us to our limit. Even worse, we become our harshest critics. We set standards, and strive to meet them. Sometimes, the pressure can cost our well-being.
But this week’s guest, Sydney Dake, has learned how to be kind to herself and still do well in a tough job. Sydney has been in the beauty business for a long time. You might know her work from some of the most famous products in the industry, like e.l.f. Beauty’s Camo Concealer and Poreless Putty Primer, which beauty fans often call “holy grail” products.
Sydney’s trip, however, doesn’t end there. She was very important in making Alicia Keys’s Keys Soulcare line. People recognize her for making products with a strong sense of purpose. Sydney’s love goes beyond these achievements. She also works as a consultant for beauty start-ups with a mission.
Navigating the Race of Life: Sydney’s Insights
Behind the glitz and glamour of the beauty business, Sydney knew she needed something deeper. She saw a chance to “reverse innovate” for the beauty community by making high-end goods that could be used more than once.
She founded Gntl Skin, known for its remarkable product, Skin Wash, crafted from skincare ingredients designed for every inch of your body. It’s skincare made simple and sustainable. How can Sydney handle everything without getting overwhelmed? Here’s what she has to share:
Making Decisions Aligned with Core Values
In life, you should clearly define your core values. Moving forward, the choices you make should align with your core values. Sydney firmly believes that even if a decision leads to failure, there’s an inherent sense of relief in knowing you stayed true to yourself. It’s about recognizing that failures are stepping stones, not dead ends.
The Art of Listening to Your Inner Voice
One of the most challenging yet essential aspects of living unconventionally is the ability to listen to your inner voice. It can be challenging to decipher which path to follow in a world brimming with advice from experts, mentors, and influencers. However, Sydney’s journey teaches us that trusting your inner voice is paramount. It’s your compass in navigating the uncertain terrain of unconventional living.
The Simplicity of Self-Care
Sydney’s approach to self-care is refreshingly simple in a digital age flooded with images of complex self-care routines and an overwhelming array of products. She reminds us that self-care doesn’t need to be elaborate or expensive.
Instead, it’s about connecting with your inner self, understanding your needs, and embracing activities that bring you joy. These simple acts are potent forms of self-love, whether listening to your favorite music, savoring a comforting meal, or taking a tranquil walk in nature.
Gentle Skincare: Less Is More
Sydney’s venture, Gentle Skincare, redefines beauty with a minimalist approach, simplifying your skincare regimen with clean, high-quality ingredients. Its eco-conscious ethos sets it apart, encouraging you to refill your existing product bottles and promoting sustainability.
Sydney’s journey and Gentle Skincare’s philosophy offer a refreshing alternative in a world that often demands conformity and excess. Embracing the unconventional means living authentically, guided by your core values, and embracing lessons from successes and failures.
Sydney Dake and Gentle Skincare invite us to break free from conventions, nurture our unique journeys, and show love to ourselves and the planet gently and minimally. In a world that often equates more with better, they prove that sometimes, less is undeniably more.
Are you ready to experience the magic of Gntl Skincare? We’re thrilled to announce a special giveaway. Get a chance to win “Skin Wash,” which will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and glowing! ✨