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Susan Sarandon Says Sex Is The Secret To Staying Young

At 69, the actress still looks like a "young Susan Sarandon."

Wonder how Susan Sarandon always manages to look so good? The 69-year-old actress puts it down to lots of time in bed ... and we're not talking about sleep. 

"Sex -- that’s good for your skin, right?" Sarandon said in an interview with You Magazine when asked about her beauty secret. 

The actress, who will turn 70 in October, says someone recently told her she resembled a "young Susan Sarandon," a compliment she thanks her healthy lifestyle for. 

Aside from using sun protection, shunning cigarettes, and exercising, Sarandon's prescription for looking and feeling young has a lot to do with positivity.

"You have to take care of yourself," Sarandon said. "To stay young and healthy, you need to weed out toxic things -- and toxic people! Oh, and laugh and have sex -- if you’re lucky enough to find that -- those are really important, too."

Though she's willing to take a compliment, Sarandon says she's not afraid of aging one bit. 

Getting older has never made her feel unsexy, she insists. "I never thought of myself as losing any of my sexuality or sensuality or curiosity and life force," she said. "I feel just as sexy as I did when I was younger -- more so, in fact. I see old pictures of myself and I prefer the way I look now because I’ve had more life." 

Indeed. Earlier this year, Sarandon got some flack for boldly baring her ample cleavage at the SAG Awards. But she confidently hit back at critics with even more cleavage in a Twitter war. 

Her confidence when it comes to aging has gotten her noticed. Sarandon, who has said she'll never have plastic surgery, recently became cosmetics company L'Oreal's brand ambassador.

"When I see people who have had massive work done, to me that isn't beauty -- it is the personification of fear," she said. "It's so unattractive and proves someone is not at one with what's happening naturally."

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