04/01/2016 11:15 EDT | Updated 04/03/2016 05:59 EDT

Cameron Diaz Posts Makeup-Free Selfie, Embraces Aging And Wrinkles

The "Bad Teacher" actress is embracing aging, wrinkles and all.

Cameron Diaz is embracing aging, wrinkles and all.

The 43-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to post a makeup-free selfie, encouraging her followers to start a healthy conversation about getting older.

"I'm so excited to continue the conversation because learning that you can age well, will actually help you age better. If you understand how your body works then you can take action to help keep it in the best possible condition so it can carry you through a long and beautiful life. | Read my full post at," she captioned the photo, while holding a copy of her new book, "The Longevity Book."

In a post on her website, the "Bad Teacher" star delves further into the taboos surrounding aging, and why some people have issues with growing older.

"I feel like aging has gotten a bad rap...I guess that's what happens when you don't understand something!" she writes. "And what I found was aging isn’t about getting old it’s about LIVING… and I want you to live the happiest longest and healthiest life possible."

She continues, "Learning that you can age well, will actually help you to age better...So let’s start celebrating and living an engaged life, and stop punishing ourselves for not looking a certain way...My biggest hope for you is that you get to grow old."


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