Even at 47, and with two sons, Gelli de Belen remains fresh and young-looking. Fans and spectators often note that she is one of those lucky women who never seem to age. Gelli is flattered hearing such positive remarks and thanks those who appreciate her physical appearance. When asked about the secret that keeps her ageless, Gelli shares that beauty comes from taking good care of one’s self first. But aside from that, Gelli takes cue from the millennial generation’s addiction to Korean Culture.
Gelli reveals applying the popular Korean glass skin routine on her face; saying that she gives more value to a good skincare ritual than make-up expertise. For the leading lady of the film "Pansamantagal," flawless skin gives her less reasons to put on massive amount of cosmetics.
Aside from these, Gelli also refrains from exposing her skin under the harmful rays of sunlight. In her younger years, Gelli did not mind staying under the sun without putting on any protection but she later on realized its damaging effects especially to an aging skin. Gelli even fully covers herself while working out in the gym to escape from the sunlight passing through the building’s glass windows. More than the fear getting a dark complexion, Gelli wants to avoid having other skin imperfections, like sun spots and freckles, simply because she is not getting any younger; and even the largest organ in her body ages as well.
More importantly, Gelli believes that a beautiful face is simply a reflection of her heart’s happy state. The actress, married to singer-actor Ariel Rivera, expresses her gratitude and joy for having a partner who complements her entire being. Gelli looks at Ariel not as someone who completes her but a man who enhances her personality. It also helps that she is blessed with parents and siblings whom she has a smooth sailing relationship with. She may be applauded under the limelight and receiving tons of accolades but at the end of the day, family is what matters most to Gelli; and they are her source of happiness, one of the reasons for her youthful glow.