How can I get rid of a classic zit?

Acne. Think back to the three basic causes of acne and you can understand why the focus of both home treatment and prescription therapy is to (1) unclog pores, (2) kill bacteria, and (3) minimize oil. Wash with cetaphil dermacontrol, prescription topicals like epiduo or ziana, and antibiotics like prescription solodyn (minocycline). Intralesional cortisone injections removes acne lesions quickly.