why, yes, as a matter of fact, I do! in a nutshell: 1) start applying early (at least three months before you’d like to begin. and most places accept interns on a semester basis, fyi!). 2) apply often. it’s wonderful to have goals and to have a dream of working at, say, Vogue or W magazines. but don’t limit yourself to just two options. apply to as many internships (at least!) as you did colleges. but be targeted about it. don’t wallpaper the masthead of a magazine with your resume. really think about what department (art! beauty! fashion! entertainment!) interests you most and apply directly to them with an email/resume. and 3) develop a thick(ish) skin. if you don’t hear back from one internship, follow up… then try, try again!
here’s the thing about acne scar I never realized when I had (more frequent, sigh) acne: you don’t get acne scars unless you pick/poke/squeeze/generally bother your spots. that is why it’s imperative —imperative, I tell you!—to just resist all urges to squeeze your spots, grin and bear them, and let them go away on their own. anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox. the best thing for scars is, of course, the most expensive: laser. for most, I realize, that’s not a viable option so here are the others: *retinol: will take some time to work (which it does by increasing skin cell turnover), but great for all-around anti-antiaging. I use a prescription one (Renova) twice a week. *dark spot correctors: Clinique’s really is very good, as is Garnier’s. they take time to work, naturally, so be patient. and speaking of patience: time and SPF (if your skin gets tan, so too do the scars)! and hooray for Palm Springs—it’s my favorite place in the world. something about the mountain & desert combination, sigh. that and the Desert Hills premium outlet nearby ^_^ (for tips on my favorite places, check out my foursquare)
oh my goodness, just reading your question made me want to dip my face in a vat of face cream. poor you! sounds uncomfortable (and, yes, incredibly attractive, haha). basically, your skin is crying out “feed me! feed me! I’m thirsty!” because the dry air and cold weather are like vacuum cleaners for moisture. so here’s my four step plan for you: a) install a humidifier in the room(s) you spend the most time in. I use this one, but really any one will do. it doesn’t have to be super spendy. b) in the morning, add a serum to your routine. apply it before your moisturizer, let it marinate for a minute, then apply your regular moisturizer over it. as a 15 year old, I’m going to assume your budget won’t allow for La Mer. but most of your favorite drugstore brands will offer serums. I’m partial to this fragrance-free Olay one, personally. c) in the evening, add a face oil—yes! oil!—to your routine before your moisturizer. I promise promise promise it won’t make you break out. Clarins actually makes one for oily skin, if you’re scared of oil. and lastly, d) hydrate from within. add a fish oil supplement or two to your diet every day (I take three, personally). it sounds odd, but—really and truly—your skin (and brain! and energy level!) will thank you