Hello. I am from the Bronx and within this year I’ve been interested in the nail business. I bought tons of nail supplies to begin my home business. I was introduced to the apre gel x system by a professional. I tried it for about 3 months until I began to react to it. At first I thought it was eczema because of googles suggestions. I went to the dermatologist and was tested for several things and turned out I didn’t react to anything I was tested for. I let my hands heal and decided to do a set on myself. The next morning woke up with swollen and itchy fingers. Had to remove the nails. Days after my fingers were in bad shape. I too feel depressed because I feel like I can no longer get my nails done. I waited for my hands to heal more then half way when I decided to do someone’s fullset. I used gloves never came in contact with the gel it self and the next day I woke up the same way. Itchy. This time the reaction wasn’t as bad as it was when I did my own set. I have no idea what to do. I’m so discouraged. I read somewhere to try HEMA free products. No sure what that even means. I’m waiting to fully heal to test on a single finger with a different brand to see if I can find something because if I no longer can get my nails done I’ll be devastated!!!