Growing a beard during COVID is not easy. Wearing a mask for 9 hours, 4 days a week is sure to put a crinkle in the beard right below the chin. This trains the hair to have a wave right there where the mask pressed against it for 36+ hours. #rant
@codeHaiku get a beard tarp I hated wearing a mask for the same reason you mention. This thing put an end to the beard dent for me. My beard is 16 months old and the 9" beard tarp covers it. They also sell a 6" tarp.