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Cameron Diaz urges women to think twice about laser hair removal

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Jan 03, 2014 | 5:52pm EST

Cameron Diaz is urging women to let their hair down and resist the temptation to keep their genitals shaved in a revealing new book. The movie star has opened up about a number of hygiene and health issues in The Body Book, and she's keen to reverse the laser hair removal trend. She writes, "I hear that there's a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal on all of their lady bits. "It’s a personal decision, but I’m just putting it out there: Consider leaving your vagina fully dressed, ladies. Let’s be honest: Just like every other part of your body, your labia major is not immune to gravity. "I know you may think you'll be wearing the same style of shoes forever and the same style of jeans forever, but you won't. The idea that vaginas are preferable in a hairless state is a pretty recent phenomenon. All fads change, people." The Charlie's Angels star also opens up about her secret battle with acne in the book, revealing she had "terrible, terrible, skin". She explains, "It was embarrassing, and I did everything I could think of to make it go away. I tried to cover it with make-up. I tried to get rid of it with medication: oral, topical, even the harshest prescriptions. Nothing helped for very long. "Looking back, I realize that I hadn’t needed those prescription drugs, those vials of potions and creams. I hadn’t needed to be angry at my skin or feel bad about myself. I had just needed to LISTEN TO MY BODY."

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