In terms of the treatments themselves for how to get rid of zits, a popular, yet quite effective one, is to put a dab of toothpaste onto the blemish. It is important to use cream, not gel, toothpaste in order to get the best effect. In essence, this is drying out the pimple yet is not affecting the area around the blemish. It is often reported to be as effective, if not more so, than conventional hydrogen peroxide treatments. However, it is much less expensive and you do not run the risk of bleaching your clothes and towels.