For about 5 years I would grow a beard for a Christimas program at out church, it was called "A Walk Through Bethelem". The idea was to portray Bethelem the night Christ was born, I was playing the part of a 1st century merchant in costume. With the return of warm weather I would shave, everyone would say "You look so much younger without the beard." I quit play a merchant and started help park cars, let a young guy be the merchant. I do not need assistance looking older.