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Susan Sarandon: 'Sex keeps me looking young'

Susan Sarandon: 'Sex keeps me looking young'

Susan Sarandon says sex keeps her looking youthful.

The 69-year-old actress recently became a L'Oréal ambassador but says her beauty secret is simply down to an active love life.

She quipped to You magazine: "Sex - that's good for your skin, right? Laugh and have sex - if you're lucky enough to find that - those are really important, too.

"You have to take care of yourself. To stay young and healthy, you need to weed out toxic things - and toxic people!

"I've scolded a few young stars I've seen smoking. I'm like, "What are you doing? You're crazy!' A green juice in the day and a cigarette at night? I mean, come on."

And Susan insisted she feels sexier than ever and will never have plastic surgery.

She explained: "Well, I'm not the type who's comfortable hanging around a bar and picking someone up. I don't think that will ever happen.

"But 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.

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

"Beauty comes from within, from living in gratitude and understanding that everything is out of your control.

"When I hit 40, and when I became a mother, I never thought of myself as losing any of my sexuality or sensuality or curiosity and life force. It has never crossed my mind that my age would hold me back from anything.

"What makes you beautiful is being 'awake' in your life and being confident, and that becomes easier as you get older and care less what others think."