I have two suggestions and it depends on the zit which will work best. First, the neosporin on a zit. after you pop, neosporin can get in the skin to help prevent infection, which helps prevent scarring and the skin being red, inflamed more than necessary. If you pop, but think the zit could still have more in there or need drying out., like if you pop and then there's pus still in there... don't try to squeeze pus out of a zit. it will just make the skin irritated. use something to dry out the zit, but not too harsh. i read in glamour-type magazine a while back that J.Lo makes an asprin and water paste and applies to zit at night to dry it out. i'm dying to knw if it works. i haven't had that type of zit lately to try it out on. i've unfortunately had the type zits that I mess with and then they look like open sores. uuugggh! good luck.