Khoudia Diop Gets Real About Bullies, Skin Care And Her Beauty Routine

Khoudia Diop Gets Real About Bullies, Skin Care And Her Beauty Routine

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Khoudia Diop Gets Real About Bullies, Skin Care And Her Beauty Routine
Khoudia Diop is doing something right to rack up a fan base of more than 440K followers on Instagram and it goes way beyond the fact that shes a beautiful model. Icelandic This 20-year-old Senegalese Melanin Goddess is all about encouraging young women to embrace who they are, without feeling the need to alter themselves […]

Khoudia Diop is doing something right to rack up a fan base of more than 440K followers on Instagram and it goes way beyond the fact that shes a beautiful model.

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This 20-year-old Senegalese Melanin Goddess is all about encouraging young women to embrace who they are, without feeling the need to alter themselves to what society deems beautiful.

Diop recently partnered with Icelandic Glacial to work on a campaign that commemorates authenticity.

She reveals to Elite Daily,

I feel its important to empower young women. They consume media that can make them feel inadequate or less than physically. I was so excited to work with Icelandic Glacial and tell the world that its okay to be who you are. To be authentic and love it.

What attracted Diop to collaborating with Icelandic on the campaign was the fact that its not only about honoring your authenticity, but also your unique beauty and happiness, too.

Diop opens up about her personal experience of being an ambassador for authenticity.

She says,

Years ago, I would wake up, and the first thing I would think about is how to change my skin color. So to go from that, to being an ambassador for authenticity feels amazing. I feel free from so many things that once haunted me, and Im very grateful.


The model gets real about one of the toughest rejections she has ever faced.

Colorism is one of the least talked about issues when it comes to minorities.

Diop says,

Being bullied, mostly, by other black people, and them seeing me, as too dark. Which never made sense in my head. Thats the worst rejection.

She has a little advice for any young girl whos dealing with a bully today: Ignore them like its your job. Because, who the heck are they to judge YOU in any way, shape, or form?

And for any girl who lacks confidence, Diops biggest piece of advice is this:

Be yourself, your authentic self. Embracing what makes you unique is incredibly empowering.


Diop stresses the importance of giving her skin the nourishment and care it deserves.

If youve noticed Diopsflawless complexion on Instagram, there are some beauty products she simply cannot live without. She tries to rest it up when she can, and stays hydrated throughout her hectic schedule.

Along with fresh water before putting on her makeup, the 20-year-old model works Make Up For Evers Ultra HD Foundation and Aveeno Positively Radiant cleansing wipes into her beauty routine.

She applies natural shea butter on her skin to achieve a gorgeous glow.

Cheers to the Melanin Goddess for being a complete and utter girl boss, while empowering young girls and women everywhere.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/melanin-goddess-khoudia-diop-bullies-beauty-routine/1867812/

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