Of all the redness and rashes that can come from taking a sharp piece of metal to the flesh, this one’s the worst. Dirty razors and towels are the culprits. Puss-filled bumps and abscesses can develop as a result of the facial hair follicle becoming infected with a strain of strep or staph. But before you go crazy with the home-remedy route, a trip to the doctor for a hearty helping of oral antibiotics is the only cure. Then again, so is a bacteria-free blade and a laundered towel.