Diane Keaton reveals her beauty 'secrets' and opens up about skin cancer

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Actress Diane Keaton arrives at the premiere of the feature film "Darling Companions" in Santa Barbara, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)
Actress Diane Keaton seats in the audience during the Democratic debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Presenter Diane Keaton presents the award for best motion picture of the year at the 79th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Los Angeles. The film "The Departed" won best motion picture of the year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Oscar nominee Diane Keaton is shown at the 76th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Ca., Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004. Keaton is nominated for best actress in a leading role for her work in "Something's Gotta Give." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actress Diane Keaton holds a rescue dog as she arrives to the premiere of 'Darling Companion' in Los Angeles on April 17, 2012.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actress Diane Keaton attends L'Oreal Paris' Ninth Annual Women Of Worth Awards at The Pierre Hotel on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
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By CHELSEA HUANG
Reporting by ALEX GEORGE

There's no doubt Diane Keaton is an icon.

The stunning star, 69, who is a spokesperson for L'oréal Paris, is famous for her impeccable taste, fashion sensibility and abillity to age gracefully in Hollywood. With two films currently in the works and a collaboration with the Melanoma Research Alliance, the actress is also showing no signs of slowing down and has never looked better!

And according to the leading lady -- her 'secret' is simple: Sunscreen.

"Everyday, everyday. It's not even a beauty secret. It's a life secret," she told AOL in an exclusive interview at an event with L'oréal Paris and the Melanoma Research Alliance. "Here's the thing, you know what I don't get is, why not just put it on."

As a two-time skin cancer survivor and a spokesperson and it's no surprise that Keaton swears by skin protection (in addition to her quirky sense of style and penchant for fun hats) -- for her, it's personal.

"When I grew up, I was at the beach in the sixties and we just didn't do anything at all except try to get that tan," she said. "For me, it was very early on, when I was 21, when I had my first skin cancer and I did nothing about it."

Keaton is weary of calling it a beauty secret, though. With beauty, the mother-of-two is a bit more cynical.

"I would say that beauty is an all-encompassing hugely profound word that we bandy about too freely. What is beauty? It comes and goes ... But the experience of being with you, you're a human being – that's interesting to me," she said.

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