Nail getting shorter
Hey guys, I was just wondering if I am causing some permanent damage to my nails.
I am working in a fast food restaurant, mainly as a dishwasher, and my hands are very often soaking in very soapy water, which as I read in another post on these forums can cause the nails to weaken. Of course my nails also get soft, and while executing other tasks my nails often get cracked, and therefore I have to cut them.
Now... I am noticing that I am continuously having to cut my nails and the nail plates seem to be getting shorter and shorter, in other words the white part of my nails (that you normally cut) are moving backwards. I am wondering:
1) Will my nails will keep getting shorter? Right now the tip of my nail (the white part) is 1/8 inches behind the tip of my finger.
2) If my nails get keep getting shorter, will it be permanent or will they grow back to the way they were before?