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Cameron Diaz is urging women to let their hair down and resist the temptation to keep their private parts shaved in a revealing new book.

The Hollywood 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.

"I hear that there's a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal on all of their lady bits," Diaz writes.

"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."

Diaz also opens up about her secret battle with acne in the book, revealing she had "terrible, terrible, skin".

"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," she explains.

"Looking back, I realise 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."