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Fitness

Pretty Confident: Flaunt Your Unique Beauty Features

Worried about your crooked smile? The bump on your nose? Whether your hips look too big in running tights? Fuhgeddaboudit! These FITNESS readers learned to embrace -- and celebrate -- their one-of-a-kind beauty features. You can too!
gapped teeth Flaunt Your Grin

"The gap between my teeth makes my smile special."
-- Lauren O'Leary, 29

"After trying braces and even considering surgery to close the gap, I've finally come to love how my teeth look. I stopped thinking about them as a flaw and looked at the positives: People always remember my smile, even if they forget my name. My gap makes me pay more attention to dental hygiene; I haven't had a cavity in eight years. Now I'm the girl who grins from ear to ear all the time."

Celebrate It! To remove stains, rinse with a small capful of hydrogen peroxide (don't swallow it). Then brush with a whitening paste, like Colgate ProClinical Daily Whitening Toothpaste ($4.49, drugstores).

Style Secret: Draw attention to your mouth with a blue-based matte-red lip color; it will help your teeth look whiter. We like CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Scarlet Pucker ($7.29, drugstores).

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