So you could not keep your hands off your face and you have done the deed pooped your zit. The temptation was too much to resist. But what should you do now? Prick the pore further to remove the remaining contents of the zit? No you need to take a few steps aftermath. Beauty expert Nandini Agarwal from Marvie Ann Beck Academy tells you what they are. Step 1: First to reduce the redness and swelling use a cold compress in the area. Applying a cold pack slows down the blood flow to the area thus reducing inflammation and swelling.