I was in Antwerp last saturday at 'De Koordenwinkel', it's a shop in downtown Antwerp that sells a lot of razors, brushes and other shaving related gear.
I had a nice chat with the owner and he shared some stories from some of his other customers about Belgian doctors advising their patients with skin problems to use DE razors for shaving. The idea behind it is ofcourse that a DE only uses one blade where a cartridge razor uses two or more.
More interesting however was his story that some Belgian doctors advise to sterilize a razor with rubbing alcohol before each shave! This supposedly leads to less skin problems because the razor does not carry bacteria that can (and will) irritate the skin.
Has anyone ever heard of this before or even ever tried it themselve? The theory seems logical to me because it's basically what they do in hospitals to sterilize equipment.